Can Digital Wayfinding Help Healthcare Facilities Better Manage Covid-19?

Can Digital Wayfinding Help Healthcare Facilities Better Manage Covid-19?

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, many hospitals are at or near capacity. Hospital staff are overwhelmed with pressing tasks, and providing directions throughout a healthcare facility can be extremely challenging or near impossible amid the chaos. Digital wayfinding can provide a solution.

Curious how interactive digital wayfinding kiosks can help improve healthcare facilities’ ability to manage surges in traffic? Read on to find out.

Wayfinding Kiosks Can Display Screening Locations

Admitting sick patients while attempting to screen those who believe they might be sick can be an overwhelming task for many hospitals. Digital wayfinding can help reduce that overwhelm.

Because the technology provides navigational assistance, it naturally displays various locations throughout a facility. If a guest is looking for a screening location, they can easily search for one, find easy-to-follow directions to get there, and send turn-by-turn navigation directly to their smartphone. 

Digital Wayfinding Technology Can Limit Exposure to Covid-19 Patients

While many people are actively avoiding hospitals right now, not even a global pandemic can stop a medical emergency. And patients who experience medical emergencies still need to visit hospitals for the care they need.

Those individuals must find their way around a healthcare facility while limiting their exposure to patients who are sick with Covid-19. Digital wayfinding can help make that process as simple and efficient as possible.

Just as kiosks can display screening locations, they can also display every other location within a healthcare facility. Patients can use voice search to locate their destination, which helps minimize Covid exposure that might occur through touch. They can then send turn-by-turn directions to their smartphone to safely and efficiently navigate throughout the facility.

Digital Wayfinding Provides Route Editing

What if the traditional route to reach a destination in a healthcare facility is off-limits due to Covid-19? Patients need to know about route restrictions in advance, so they don’t accidentally end up in an unsafe location where exposure to Covid might occur. Digital wayfinding provides a solution.

Because the digital wayfinding allows for rapid, system-wide information updates, facility administrators can quickly update the system to display restricted routes. The technology will then reroute patients through the most efficient path, so they can safely reach their destination.

Contact Oppna Digital for End-to-End Digital Wayfinding Solutions

If you’re looking for ways to better manage your healthcare facility's response to Covid-19, digital wayfinding technology may provide a solution. At Oppna Digital, we provide end-to-end digital wayfinding and signage solutions for healthcare facilities throughout the United States. To discuss your facility’s needs, get in touch with our team today. Give us a call at 651-237-5677, contact us online, or request a demo to get started.

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