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Tag: 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…

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…

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…

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….

Redcentric unveiled as Purple's latest Certified Partner

Purple, the intelligent spaces company, today announces that Redcentric, a leading managed service provider, has become a Certified Partner. Redcentric specialises in providing on premise, managed and Cloud services to public and private sector organisations across the UK. Purple’s marketing and analytics solution acts as a complementary overlay to Redcentric’s Enterprise Wireless LAN service. It…

5 ways wearable tech is getting even smarter

A slideshare by People’s Monthly on mobile and wearables prompted us to look at the popular and potential wearables of today and how they might be used in different market places. At Purple wearable tech matters to us because it’s reliant on connectivity to make it work. As the number of wearables increases around the…

We believe WiFi will be used to help transform healthcare.   Since our last article on the subject of WiFi in the healthcare industry, there have been many more interesting blogs circulating the net. so we thought we would write an update. How does WiFi help staff and patients alike? In an article posted by…

The Internet of Things – are we at the tipping point?

The definition of the Internet of Things is “intelligent interactivity between humans and things to exchange information and knowledge for new value creation.” Try saying that after a glass of wine! There’s been a lot of talk about the IoT in the business world, and with good reason. It’s chock full of potential to improve…

How can WiFi transform the healthcare sector?

Access to the internet has huge potential to improve the healthcare experience for patients, from appointment reminders to increasing connection to the outside world during hospital stays. WiFi in healthcare settings enhances communication with friends and family, provides entertainment, permits access to the workplace and generally reduces a feeling of isolation. Non-attendance is a big…

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