The future of Indoor Mapping in Hospitals

We know about the benefits indoor mapping has in universities, airports, museums, resorts, big box retailers, and trade shows, but the future of indoor mapping stretches far beyond these six verticals. Indoor mapping is rapidly evolving. The need for this technology is being seen in more and more verticals everyday.  Today, we will explore how indoor mapping will aid hospitals in the future. The healthcare system has evolved rapidly throughout the past decade. There has been a large focus on meaningful interoperability and wider IoT (Internet of things) adoption. But, as we come to the end of this decade, we’re left to wonder what successful technology in the healthcare system really looks like. IoT in healthcare is about learning better processes and outcomes for patients and doctors. Whether you're a patient, nurse, administrative assistant, or doctor, connectivity and mobile technology help to increase the overall healthcare experience- ultimately benefiting the patient. One of the major technological shifts hospitals are going through is the movement towards Real-Time Health Systems (RTHS). The goal of RTHS is to deliver a location-aware, patient-focused experience. According to Market Watch, the indoor positioning and indoor navigation market will reach $43.51 Billion, globally, by 2025. Since hospitals are already implementing smartphone technologies to ease the patient experience, indoor maps will only further improve patient experience. Mapsted’s indoor maps offers visitors, patients, and staff a searchable, interactive map that helps them plan and visualize their routes. It provides a seamless indoor-outdoor wayfinding experience that helps visitors easily navigate inside the hospital, and also allows for easy navigation across platforms. That means users can start their route on a kiosk or website, and navigate to it in real time using an app on their smartphone. This product also features an intuitive back-end system that lets hospital staff and operations teams easily update information, add or remove locations, and customize maps. Hospitals can be a stressful, disorienting place. Designing a seamless experience for patients, visitors, and staff with indoor maps is imperative. With Mapsted’s indoor maps, patients, visitors, and staff will be able to: Find their destinations faster, alleviating the stress of navigating a complex, unfamiliar environment Streamline patient care, by scheduling consecutive appointments in a way that ensures they travel the shortest route possible, enhancing patient care, and reducing stress Keep the hospital map updated with the latest changes ensuring users always have access to the latest information about new units, additions, or section changes, as the building evolves and the hospital expands Use resources more efficiently, helping staff spend less time responding to requests for directions from visitors, so they can focus more of their time on patient care, providing a better experience It is important for technology to keep up with the demands of an ever changing society. Hospitals in particular are turning towards technology now to help provide their patients with the best possible treatment and care. Using Mapsted’s indoor maps will guarantee patients, visitors, and staff experience a seamless hospital experience.

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