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Author: Callum Clark

COVID-19 has highlighted the delicate balance between protecting staff, visitors, and guests by minimizing risk and ensuring operations remain efficient. Companies that fail to prioritize visitor safety may be sued for alleged failure to protect workers and visitors from coronavirus. A report by Bloomberg markets states;  “Hospitals, restaurants, stores, nursing homes, and hotels may face…

Technology has been used as a tool that aids and improves safety in US healthcare for a good amount of time now but the recent COVID-19 outbreak has promoted healthcare providers to accelerate the use of technology at a much quicker rate. The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the focus towards healthcare and the different types…

Even with the money from the US government $175bn bailout, many hospitals are facing critical cash flow issues, because they have had to cancel, or people have avoided the elective procedures that hospitals rely on for financial stability. Patients put off by visiting the hospital for anything other than COVID-19 related caused consumer spending in…

The average no show rate for appointments in US hospitals is 30% and as anxiety grows at the prospect of visiting a hospital during a pandemic, institutions need to respond by putting in place measures and technology that ensure patient safety.  Now more than ever, ensuring that patients attend appointments is vital for: Controlling the…

A report produced by Deloitte on the value of patient experience highlighted that Hospitals with a “low” HCAHPS rating (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) saw a net margin of 1.8%. Whereas, Hospitals with an “excellent” HCAHPS rating saw a net margin of 4.7% on average, indicating the importance of patient and visitor…

How mobile wayfinding apps are helping colleges and universities solve navigation challenges and provide a more connected student experience. Admissions Universities want to be as welcoming as possible to prospective students and parents, yet campuses are so widespread and lack clear signs to make finding locations easy.  Mobile wayfinding apps can identify key points-of-interest on…

Check out our live data here Purple have WiFi live in over 50,000 venues ranging from a cafe through department stores, airports, stadiums and entire cities across 128 countries. We have 160M authenticated users of more than 600M unique users that are anonymous. The data we analyze spans nearly 20 Billion visits. Due to the…

Purple has billions of presence footfall data, 155 million users in over 185 countries and their expert data scientist team has constructed visual models of the impact that Coronavirus has had on footfall across European industries.  Due to the pandemic, Purple have decided to make their data available to all who wish to see, enabling…

Although COVID-19 has affected the majority of the globe, the one thing seen during the current Coronavirus outbreak is the speed at which we can adapt to situations when technology is used productively. Through the use of communities and technologies, it seems that nations and cities all over the world are coming together and helping…

Understanding how Wayfinding came to be

Wayfinding, albeit in its primitive form, has been around for centuries. For thousands of years, humankind has needed to be directed to where they need to go, whether it was to a safe shelter or to notify a particular hunting ground, those that lived long before we did, needed signs and directions just as much…

Many businesses make decisions on the fly from their gut, but there’s a point where a company has to use big data to drive their decision making.  You can spend a great deal of your time making decisions and often they will affect the company, the team, and even yourself in significant ways. That is…

Navigating particularly large venues such as hospitals can prove difficult even in the places with the clearest signage. With the work of Purple collaborating with Allina Health, this hospital has implemented wayfinding into its current app, in an effort to improve overall efficiency.  The 2.7 million square foot hospital campus offers an indoor wayfinding app…

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