We've always heard laughter is the best medicine, and yet to many people hospitals today are perceived to be depressing and confusing places. They are also difficult to navigate, a labyrinth of corridors, elevators, stairways and mystery doors. Most hospitals, to their credit, have been going well out of their way to dispel this dreary environment and improve wayfinding, sometimes at great effort and cost.
Luckily, mobile wayfinding is here to help. With the vast majority of patients being on mobile, wayfinding apps are proving to be great tools for providers to solve the maze madness and to brighten up the place a bit. By incorporating geofencing and proximity beacons into their branded apps, hospitals can greatly ease the navigation process for patients and visitors. Inject a little humor into these apps, and you can bring the best medicine back into play.