End of May, Partheas made a presentation on the Immohealthcare Kongress 2017 at Pfäffikon (Zürich, Switzerland). The demo was provided in collaboration with RoomSignage (Berlin, Germany) and Frontwork (Walliselen, Switzerland) titled ‘Innovative Signage Anwendungen im Healthcare Bereich – erprobte Technologie auf neuen Wegen’.
As the title indicates, the intention was to demonstrate how a technology from a completely different market was introduced in healthcare. Partheas Flow was taken as a ‘use case’. In order to provide signage of the doctor’s consultation, we apply an eInk signage technology. Each time a patient gets called by our application, the door sign does not only show the doctor’s details, it also provides a visual indication of the expected patient. Such indication can be provided via the icon and number of the badge/ticket the patient is carrying. In confided areas, we can also put the patient’s name on the door.
These signs offer a significant added value to the overall Partheas Flow solution. It is an important asset in maximizing independent patient movements. Hence, contributing in the overall automation of the entire process.
Moreover, the door signs are 7.4” screens that have some unique characteristics:
- they can be easily fixed,
- extremely long battery life-time (up to 5 years),
- no Ethernet or other wiring
- high value for money
The base technology of this solution originates in the retail industry where large volumes of such labels can be found in many of the larger European retail shops. For such retailers, 7.4” labels are used to indicate not only price, but also product characteristics. In collaboration with the supplier, Partheas was involved in adapting the solution in order to make a number of indispensable tweaks allowing the set up to work in a hospital environment.
As compared to earlier versions, thanks to the collaboration with RoomSignage, the recent look of the screens is more elegant with a better finish than the initial model in the picture. Also, the licensing model for the hardware got adapted to the healthcare industry. See below for our video in which the application was introduced
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