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Digital Patient Orientation

During the corona pandemic, patients were to have as little contact as possible with other patients, staff or objects such as door handles. The development of a digital patient-orientation with live indoor-navigation makes this possible.

Universitätsmedizin Greifswald, Greifswald

The manner in which one deals with viruses, germs and pathogens is of the utmost importance in the hospital environment, and not only since coronavirus. In order to adequately address this situation and make the best possible use of digitalisation’s potential, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald has developed a digital patient-orientation programme, with live indoor-navigation. The first step is the digitalisation of analogue routes, with the aim of reducing the number of contacts and enabling individuals to independently navigate.

This solution relies upon existing infrastructure. The second step is to equip existing hand-hygiene dispensers with sensors. Their signal can be used both for monitoring hand-hygiene at the dispenser and for optimising live navigation. In this way, sufficient network coverage is achieved. In a third step, this extant digital ecosystem may now be used to map further tracking use-cases -- devices, people and locations. The combination of digital hand-hygiene monitoring with live indoor-navigation is, so far, a unique solution.