Hospitals can be famously difficult to navigate, and conventional GPS mapping apps don’t really help get through an indoor maze. Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles is solving this problem with its own smartphone app. The new Cedars-Sinai app has a built-in interactive map that gives step-by-step walking directions between any two points within the hospital.
It can help find different clinical departments, as well as bathrooms, dining areas, and things like ATMS and parking. Speaking of parking, the app can help save your parking spot and lead you right back to the exact location where you left your car.
“The opportunity to create a positive experience starts well before our patients walk through the doors,” said Cedars-Sinai’s Chief Patient Experience Officer Alan Dubovsky. “With these exciting digital tools working hand-in-hand with the medical center’s new physical wayfinding resources, we’ve crafted a holistic approach to getting people where they have to be so that they can focus on receiving the care they need.”