The IoT is making significant contributions to health and safety in hospitals, medical office buildings, and other shared public spaces. Healthcare providers and facilities have tightened operational protocols in an effort to protect everyone on premises. This not only requires reducing interactions among staff and visitors, but also directing patients to the right location quickly and safely. The article below does an excellent job of detailing exactly what institutions are doing, and how they’re putting the IoT to work in order to get these things done.
In healthcare campuses across the U.S., IoT sensors and digital wayfinding technology are turning into crowd pleasers, outperforming static signs and printed campus maps. Patients guided by a mobile phone and app with turn-by-turn directions can more quickly locate doctor offices, treatment centers, and cafeterias in sprawling medical complexes.
Oftentimes a portfolio of different smart screen solutions is the most effective way for integrators to help healthcare providers create an optimal patient experience. Waiting room digital signage, wayfinding kiosks with touchscreens for visitors entering a medical center lobby, and dynamic video walls for hospital staff at their stations and break rooms are all examples of where medical facilities can benefit from smart digital solutions. From keeping patients informed with up-to-date information and notifications to providing turn-by-turn hospital wayfinding directions, digital signage can add efficiencies to healthcare delivery.