Winter is Coming. Is Your Facility Ready?

by Laura Roberto, Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Winter is Coming. Is Your Facility Ready?

For so many, this time of year brings joy, excitement, and family time – with a side of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. With the preparation, shopping, and travel, most of us have a lot on our minds; sprinkle in some inclement weather, and we have a recipe for disaster. Winter injuries, often unavoidable due to snow and ice in some parts of the country, can make the already busy time of year just that much more stressful. 

You don’t have to take to the slopes to be at risk for a winter injury. The most common winter injuries occur in the course of everyday activities: slipping and falling on ice, straining muscles while shoveling heavy snow, driving and motor vehicle collisions. And importantly, the CDC estimates that between 2010 and 2020, the Flu has resulted in up to 710,000 hospitalizations each year. So, careful as we all may be, the winter months will likely bring more patients and visitors into your healthcare facility. How can we help to efficiently serve an influx of patients, while ensuring their experience is positive? Eyedog can help with that. 

Eyedog’s intuitive indoor wayfinding is designed to work efficiently, without requiring a lot of attention or cognitive energy from the user. That’s why it works so well in the healthcare setting: in a stressful environment, Eyedog remains straightforward, easy to access, and intuitive to use. Using landmark photos that show the user’s walking path, Eyedog leaves no questions about where to go. And, QR codes allow patients to access directions in seconds, right from their smartphone. Eyedog takes the stress of navigating a new or confusing facility out of the equation.

Ready or not, winter is almost here. Deploy wayfinding that helps thwart the anticipated stresses of the winter season, while also improving the patient experience. Eyedog is the special touch that can help restore joy and excitement for patients and visitors at your healthcare facility.


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