ATLANTA, GA–(Apr 13, 2015) – In its ongoing effort to deliver an exceptional patient and family experience, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is installing a new smartphone-based platform from Gozio Health that uses GPS technology to help ease the anxiety of a hospital visit by helping patients and families find their way.
“Large buildings like hospitals can be challenging to navigate, but when your child is sick or injured, you just want to get them better as fast as possible,” said Donna Hyland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “By introducing this unique technology to our three hospitals and 25 neighborhood locations, we can help a parent quickly navigate our health care system to easily get to where their child needs to be.”
This technology will be available as an app for patients, families and visitors and provides step-by-step directions to any destination within the Children’s system. Families with a hospitalized child can use the app to locate hospital amenities such as the cafeteria, chapel, gardens and gift shop. Patients and families also benefit from access to physician office directories, wellness information, appointment notifications, driving directions based on real-time traffic and reminders of their parking location.
Gozio Health’s indoor navigation platform for hospitals and health systems represents the next generation of smartphone functionality, putting location-based information at the user’s fingertips. While Gozio’s technology works in any building or campus, the company is focused on health care — helping hospitals create long-term patient engagement and increase patient satisfaction and safety.
“It’s been 15 years since the first smartphone used GPS to connect the online world with the real world,” said Joshua Titus, Chief Executive Officer, Gozio Health. “Out of this integration sprung services such as Yelp, Uber and Waze that were unimaginable at the time, but have become commonplace today. The public’s expectations have shifted to include location-aware services. Gozio’s innovative technology allows us to bring this experience indoors.”
Indoor navigation, or wayfinding, is extremely difficult as the physical structure of modern buildings distorts and blocks GPS signals. Using a patent-pending sensor fusion technology, Gozio combines data from a smartphone’s electromagnetic, motion and orientation sensors to provide accuracy without expensive building infrastructure upgrades.
About Gozio Health
Gozio Health has created a smartphone-based, indoor positioning and wayfinding platform that dramatically improves hospital visits for both the visitor and the hospital. The innovative mobile technology provides visitors with GPS-like guidance inside a hospital. Gozio’s pioneering mobile technology helps hospitals create persistent relationships extending beyond the hospital’s four walls, while enhancing patient engagement and satisfaction. Hospitals benefit by improving patient quality scores, reducing missed and late appointments, and more easily achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 goals. www.goziohealth.com
About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 25 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest health care provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit http://www.choa.org for more information.