Hospitals can be a stressful place. Even if you’ve been to the facility many times, the fear of what to expect during your visit can be difficult.
Here are four ways to reduce stress for a hospital visit:
- Plan your parking before you go. Whether you’re looking for valet parking, handicapped parking, or just want to make sure you can find the nearest parking without worrying, there’s an easy way to do that. With LogicJunction’s web-based solution, all you need to do is enter the location of your appointment, your preferred parking method, and with a click — you’re set up with directions to the nearest parking. No more worrying about finding parking, navigating construction, or making sure your parking spot is as close as possible to your appointment- our system takes care of that for you!
- Easily check in upon arrival. What do you do when you get to your appointment and there’s no one at the information desk? LogicJunction’s technology can be integrated with EMR systems so appointment details and features like automatic check-ins are available within the hospital’s mobile app, taking the burden of you and giving you some extra breathing room on appointment day.
- Find walking directions within the hospital. Hospital signage gives you visual cues to find your way, but the interpretation of signs and symbols is subjective and can often result in more confusion. Look for your hospital’s digital solution to find interactive walking directions to your appointment. Usually links to interactive directions are found within the Patient & Visitor’s or Location & Directions section of your hospital’s website, there you can either print, email, or text directions for your upcoming visit. At the hospital, look for digital display units, or kiosks, to view digital maps and help you determine your location and print or email directions.
- Find food or amenities. Were you rushed to make it to your appointment and forgot a snack or a coffee? You know there’s a coffee shop somewhere in the hospital….but how do you get there? And how do you get there without arriving late to your appointment? Many hospitals include amenities just like this in their directories for just this reason. Use the kiosk, the link to interactive directions on their website, or mobile app to find the nearest coffee shop.
Lastly, some hospitals are adding interactive directions to their mobile apps or have specific hospital directional apps. These apps provide an experience similar to GPS navigation when you’re driving your car, where you’re guided to your destination by a blue dot and provided turn-by-turn directions upon entering the facility.
We’ve all been there- a hospital visit can be stressful, especially when finding your way around is difficult. Many forward-thinking healthcare organizations are using LogicJunction’s technology, to help you make your visits a little bit easier, so you can focus your attention on what matters most.