Digital signage for healthcare is becoming its own mini-industry in the current digital signage boom. Movies and TV shows have been predicting the rise of digital signs for decades, but this is the first time in history when digital signs (and TVs in general) are so cheap that companies would be fools “Not” to use them.
Digital Signage in Healthcare Waiting Rooms
This takes the number one spot and with good reason. People were using digital signs in waiting rooms long before they became super cheap. Healthcare facilities were using them in waiting rooms when flat screen TVs were just becoming a thing. When you put digital signage healthcare equipment into waiting rooms, you have a way of calling patients, of keeping them updated, of telling them how long their wait will be, and even what the opening and closing times are. Gone are the days of the world-weary receptionist shouting your name when it is time for you to see the doctor.
Remaining as Contactless As Possible
Don’t have patients walking up to staff or other patients to ask where the toilets are. Don’t have people walking around trying to find places and asking everybody they see. Healthcare facilities can identify areas where people are soaking up staff time, often with avoidable questions, and can have those questions answered by digital signage for healthcare screens. There may be several places where staff hours can be saved by the strategic placement of digital screens.
Reminding People to Stay Hygienic
One of the great things about the Kitcast digital signage app is that you can change and schedule content to suit the people in your facility. For example, you could have the digital signage app tell the GP patients about washing their hands and disinfecting and such, and then switch to prenatal advice when the pregnant women come in for their birthing classes/session.
Making Social Distancing a Lot Easier
Digital signage in healthcare has already been a big help when it comes to social distancing. Even during the 2020 lock downs, there were grocery stores posting digital signs outside their doors giving the green light and red light for when people could enter. They showed how many people were in the store, and they gave advice on what to do when in the store. Since many healthcare facilities have continued several social distancing rules, digital signs can help to enforce said rules. They also act as nice reminders for people who may not know that masks are necessary, or that only a certain number of people are allowed in each room.
Giving Directions Within Your Facility
A digital signage system is perfect for larger facilities. You are probably already aware of the large and complex maps that hospitals already have. It may seem pretty well laid out to somebody who sees the map every day, but to most new viewers, it is a mess of sectioned off departments and buildings. Digital signs can offer a more three dimensional view of the facility. They can also offer rotating information on where things are, and the maps could even be interactive so that people could request a location and/or route and the digital sign map would show them.
Keeping People Updated on Current Rules and News
The COVID pandemic has left its scar on the world, and healthcare facilities are still very eager to enforce a variety of rules to keep people with infections from spreading said infections. A digital sign, carefully placed, can help people updated about facility rules, about national rules, and about any other health warnings that need to go out to people who may already be ill or vulnerable.
They are Cheap to Buy and to Run
This factor does take the last spot on our list, but it is important in an era when healthcare digital signage has never been cheaper, and when digital signage solutions for healthcare have never been easier to install and use. If we look at the sheer pragmatic side of the equation, digital signs are not going to cost a lot to buy or replace, they cost a fairly small amount to run, and they don’t require expensive installations or big computers to get them up and running.