TORONTO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jibestream, the premier Indoor Intelligence platform provider, announced today that Kaleida Health, the largest healthcare provider in Western New York, has added experiential wayfinding with blue-dot capabilities to its Oishei Children's Outpatient Center using Jibestream's Indoor Intelligence map development platform.
The addition of wayfinding to the Kaleida Health app was coordinated to launch simultaneously with the grand opening of the new Oishei Children's Outpatient Center. The center opened its doors in January 2017 and currently houses the first outpatient clinics to relocate from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
"With less than one month's work, we were able to add high-fidelity maps to our MyKaleida app facilitating turn-by-turn navigation within the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center," said Brian DeCicco, Web Media Developer at Kaleida Health. "Hospitals are notorious for being complex to navigate. Providing patients and their families with a stress-free way to get around was a top priority for us. Jibestream's mapping platform allowed us to successfully deliver on this alleviating concerns about navigating our new facility."
This is the first of Kaleida Health's five facilities to rollout experiential wayfinding. The next two locations are slated to add indoor navigation powered by Jibestream later this year.
According to Cletis Earle, Vice President and CIO at Kaleida Health, "A key advantage to working with Jibestream's Indoor Intelligence platform is its scalability and flexibility to extend beyond basic wayfinding. We are focused on providing the best possible experience for our visitors, and wayfinding is a key foundational layer in establishing a situationally aware and patient-centered environment."
"Hospitals are under intense pressure to create a healthcare experience that is dynamic, accessible and engaging. To achieve this, providers need accurate maps to not only guide people, but locate resources and deliver critical care," says Chris Wiegand, CEO and co-founder of Jibestream. "With our Indoor Intelligence platform, developers can leverage the same SDKs and maps used to execute wayfinding across a hospital system to offer clinical and internal teams real-time intelligence including asset tracking, facilities and space management, maintenance management and enhanced security."
Jibestream is the premier Indoor Intelligence platform provider. The company's map rendering engine merges the location dimension into enterprise solutions for real-time visual intelligence. Deployed through one of three native SDKs (Web, iOS, Android), developers can create tailored solutions using our SDKs and APIs while having centralized management of all associated data. The Indoor Intelligence platform is available as a SaaS solution in addition to a standalone product. For more information, please visit www.jibestream.com.
About Kaleida Health
Kaleida Health is the largest healthcare provider and largest private employer in Western New York. More than one million patient visits are recorded annually at the Buffalo General Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, plus the health system's 83 clinics and health care centers. Kaleida Health operates HighPointe on Michigan and the DeGraff Memorial Hospital skilled nursing facility, plus the nation's oldest – and original – Visiting Nursing Association. Kaleida Health also operates a major laboratory division as well as the Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center and the Southtowns Ambulatory Surgery Center. The organization is also affiliated with Great Lakes Health, the entity integrating Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and the University at Buffalo. Kaleida Health's economic impact on Western New York exceeds $2.7 billion annually.
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