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Category: Healthcare

Missed and late medical appointments have become a growing concern within the healthcare industry. As populations grow and we start to live longer, the effect of missing appointments has already begun to disrupt healthcare operations. Not all missed appointments are caused by the changes in population; however, they are more personal to the patient, as…

This is a summary of a private healthcare webinar, which Purple ran alongside University Hospital’s Managing Director of Innovation and Design in May. You can find the full recording of the webinar here or take a look at the transcript here. Dean quickly kicked off the webinar by introducing Shaun and Kip before introducing the…

Esports, healthcare technology, and occupancy management are some of the top technologies to look out for in 2021 Innovation in technology seems to be more and more rapid each year. But the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the rate at which technology evolves to accelerate further and in a way we have never seen before. The…

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…

The importance of place and proximity for people when traveling indoors. In the era of constant connection, we’re used to getting information at the push of a button. Instant updates from friends and family, online ordering, same-day deliveries, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft…the list goes on.  Essentially, technology has made life easier, especially when…

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…

As the end of 2019 comes to a close and we enter a new decade, I can’t help look back and think how much technology has evolved in the last ten years, which excites me (probably more than it should) for the next decade.  In the age of technology, it seems that everything around us…

In 2015, Jeremy Hunt declared that all NHS buildings across England would be provided with free WiFi in a bid to improve services and reduce costs. Fast forward two years and it looks like this will soon come to fruition as all GP practices will have free WiFi for patients, visitors and staff by the…

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital treats patients to free WiFi

Purple, the intelligent spaces company, has installed its WiFi and analytics solution at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and it has proved to be a big hit with patients both young and old. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust is an acute hospital serving the communities of West Norfolk, South Lincolnshire and East Cambridgeshire….

WiFi in Healthcare - Hospital technology trends [Infographic]

WiFi in Healthcare is revolutionising healthcare across the board but the biggest visible changes are taking place at the point of provision. Patients are now in more control of their treatment regimes than ever before and the relationships they have with their doctors are also evolving. Our blog takes a look at the major drivers…

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