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Category: Healthcare

With the healthcare industry moving faster than we’ve ever known it can be difficult to keep up to date and have the most relevant information. Below we have created a list of blogs to keep you informed about healthcare news, technology advancements, policies and administrations, and much more! The blogs have been selected based on…

After our webinar with futurist Mike Ryan, we’re looking forward to what the future of healthcare holds for the patient experience. In this blog, we’ll uncover the changes we’re seeing in the short to long term and how each will affect the individual patient experience. Want a quick overview? Check out our infographic at the…

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has revolutionized its hospital signage by launching the country’s first interactive mapping service (Monday 16 August). Designed to provide visitors and patients with step-by-step directions from the comfort of their own homes, CHS Maps will make it even easier for patients to find their route to care. The easy-to-follow directions…

In July 2021 U.S. News released their annual Honors Roll for the top 20 rated U.S. hospitals, and in this blog, we’ll show you the honors roll top 3, what they’re ranking for, and their focus toward patient experience. Annual U.S. hospital honor roll Each year U.S. News for Health releases its ranks for the…

Following an international RFP search, in July of 2021 VCU Health System chose Purple to implement a wayfinding solution on its growing downtown medical campus in Richmond, Virginia. With this solution, patients and visitors can preview digital maps and directions online before they arrive and use interactive walking routes when on-site to ensure they get…

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…

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