In a hospital, it is essential for authorities to achieve reduced stress levels for patients, staff and visitors. Implementing effective visual communication using indoor digital displays will help ensure a positive environment remains in the long run.
Patient, staff and visitor experience can be enhanced by creating a digital canvas across the hospital premises. There is no limit to what digital signage can create in helping manage all aspects of a hospital. From informational screens that feature waiting times, news, wayfinding information and screens that maintain back-end monitoring and operations of a patient, so much is possible!
- Outdoor digital signage
Parking signs can be integrated with IoT sensors to help patients and visitors find a parking spot. Moreover, outdoor billboards can be used to convey information on fundraising campaigns and other hospital-related information.
- Welcome Screens
At entrances and lobbies of a hospital, digital signage helps in creating a welcoming environment. On these screens, you can display content that highlights common areas such as diagnostics, lab reports, x-ray departments and cafeterias as well as promoting recent achievements, upcoming health programs, and so on.
- Wayfinding Screens
Wayfinding information can be integrated on general information screens by showing where popular departments and service locations are. Interactive digital signage can also be implemented as wayfinding kiosks to make navigation easier for patients and visitors and allow them to find their destination faster, thereby reducing stress levels.
- Donor Walls
Several doctors, nurses and donors play a huge role in the success of an organization. Highlighting these individuals increases the overall morale of the staff members at a hospital and also shows visitors how hard-working their team is. This kind of content can be incorporated in a real-time fundraising campaign that highlights the progress towards your goal and at the same time, show a list of high-performing doctors, nurses and a list of donors.
- Employee Communications Screens
Indoor digital signage in hospitals will ensure doctors, nurses and other hospital staff have access to critical real-time information needed to do their job. For example, extreme weather updates, an accident in the neighboring area bringing in patients, a fast-spreading disease, and such news must always be communicated to hospital staff. LED displays can eliminate whiteboards and paper schedules with more dynamic and effective forms of communication.
- Digital GEMBA Boards
In keeping track of the current status of the workplace with everyday changing information such as goals, measures and performances, a digital interactive screen will be highly appreciated to enable staff to submit ideas and monitor the status of their recommendations.
- Digital Menu Boards
In-patient services at a hospital include serving all three meals which must be carefully curated for each patient as per their diagnosis. Incorporating digital menu boards can help share nutritional information as well as meet government compliance regulations. In cafeterias too, dynamic menus can rotate with nutritional information, pricing and other options to enhance visitor experience.
- Emergency Notifications
Integrate digital signage with audio alarms throughout the hospital to create emergency alerts and inform everyone in the building regarding the next course of action to be taken. Details of the emergency, where it is happening, and other visual directions and cues can be displayed on electronic screens throughout the hospital.
- Wait Time Screens
Patients and visitors spend a lot of time in waiting rooms of hospitals, whether it is to consult a doctor or to await news of an ongoing surgery. Digital signage can share real-time updates on how long a patient will have to wait. In displaying patient-related information, patient privacy can be protected via a code or assigned number. Moreover, the information on each waiting room screen can be localized to that area of department. Additional content such as entertaining videos, health-related information and so on can be displayed on these screens to occupy the person waiting and make their perceived waiting time seem shorter.
- Patient Room Screens
Digital displays can be placed outside a patient room to communicate with doctors and visitors regarding important patient information. Visual symbols can be used to highlight allergies, languages, contagiousness of disease, medication prescribed, and so on.
Digital signage can do so much and more in a hospital! It is now your turn to assign a budget for investing in digital signage solutions to enhance the patient, staff and visitor experience at your clinic, hospital or any other medical setting.