mobile technology

St. James’s Hospital Launches New Campus Guide App

FIACH MAC CONGHAIL, CAROLINE VIGUIER (THE DIGITAL HUB) & KERRILL THONHILL (OF THIS PARISH!)

FIACH MAC CONGHAIL, CAROLINE VIGUIER (THE DIGITAL HUB) & KERRILL THONHILL (OF THIS PARISH!)

We were delighted to be involved with this project that's helping hospital campus' in a practical and accessible way.

-          Tech and health community in Dublin 8 join forces to create new hospital app -

22 March 2018: St. James’s Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new app: The St. James’s Hospital Campus Guide. The app was designed to help patients, visitors and staff to navigate their way around St. James’s constantly developing 60 acre site. St. James’s hospital is the largest acute teaching hospital in Ireland, and with almost 300,000 outpatient sessions a year. The hospital sees a heavy amount of foot traffic. The app was developed by Anthony Edwards and Dr. Chris Soraghan from St. James’s Hospital in conjunction with MEG Support Tools, and was jointly funded by St. James’s Hospital Foundation and The Digital Hub, all based in the emerging med tech corridor of Dublin 8.

Some of the features of the app include instructions on how to get to the hospital, information about public transport options, maps for different areas of the campus and video guides showing users how to get from place to place. The app also features alerts which highlight key changes to the campus, including the development of new buildings or when services move from one location to another. Users can also give the hospital their input by using the ‘suggest change button’ to provide feedback on how the app can be improved. Maps and images within the app are available to users even when they’re offline.

Lorcan Birthistle, the CEO of St. James’s Hospital said: “This new app will provide an important service to all those who need to find their way around St. James’s constantly growing and developing campus. Users will be able to quickly and easily find out where they are and how to get where they need to be. I’d like to thank MEG Support Tools and the Digital Hub for their support in helping to provide this modern new feature to our patients and visitors to St. James’s Hospital.”

Dr Chris Soraghan, Clinical Engineer from St. James’s Hospital said: “It is not unusual to see a patient trying to navigate the hospital campus on the way to an appointment. There was an obvious need to assist these patients, so, working with Anthony Edwards, Clinical Photographer, we decided to develop this app. The app will assist all those making their way around our campus; patients, visitors and staff alike. The hospital is continually evolving and it is important that the app is able to grow as the hospital develops; the content management system on MEG Support Tools platform allows for this continued development.”

Commenting on The Digital Hub’s role as a co-funder behind the development of the St. James’s Hospital Campus Guide App, Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “We are delighted to have supported such an innovative initiative with our neighbours in St. James’s Hospital.  This project is a great example of connected health in action and how The Digital Hub can really add value, connecting technology enterprises in our cluster to provide solutions for healthcare providers in our local community.”        

Speaking at the launch, Kerrill Thornhill, Managing Director of MEG Support Tools said: "Mobile devices and apps provide many benefits for patients and healthcare workers. Our goal is to provide hospitals like St. James’s with smartphone technology to enable staff and visitors with access to critical information at their fingertips".

14th National Health Summit

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patientMpower!

Congratulations to our sister company patientMpower who were announced as one of three winners in the recent IPF Catalyst Challenge in Chicago on Wednesday.  More about the event on the patientMpower website but here's a snippet below;

patientMpower among the winners of $1,000,000 IPF Catalyst Challenge in Chicago

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Dairy A to Z - We Have it Covered!

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The National Dairy Council ‘ Dairy A to Z’ app is composed of nearly 200 questions and answers relating to dairy goodness including sections on; Nutrition, Health, Quality & Safety, Animal Welfare, Environment & Sustainability and Dairy Products.

In consultation with the National Dairy Council, MEG designed this tool to provide concise, factual information for users and we hope that it helps them discover the unique qualities of Irish dairy produce. For example, there is a comprehensive section on nutrition, which outlines the benefits of dairy for sports recovery, with protein, carbohydrate and fat content if you're tracking your macros. This section also covers recommendations for different live stages for families.

The app is exceptionally user-friendly and has an interpretive search function to find the exact information you're looking for.

Contact the National Dairy Council, Ireland on info@ndc.ie for username and password details and contact us here at MEG Support Tools info@medicaleguides.com if you have some industry guidelines that you'd like to distribute by mobile or tablet.

Help at Hand for Large Hospital Campuses

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As a hospital campus grows and improves, the ability for patients to navigate around them can become more difficult. Our client St. James's Hospital, Dublin had this exact issue with their large, city centre facility. During the consultation process, it was identified that the primary purpose of this app solution would be to assist patients, visitors and staff to locate facilities and amenities across the campus and to make it easier to engage with these services.

Staff, patients and visitors can now download onto their phone or tablets, a comprehensive hospital guide which includes;

- Campus maps and photographs to identify different locations
- Contact details for departments
- Public transport, directions and parking information
- Video guides
- Useful local amenities

The app provides a way of delivering a broad range of hospital-specific information to staff and visitors that is always up to date and easy to use.

For more information on the MEG products or if you think that your hospital would benefit from a similar solution please contact us at;

info@medicaleguides.com | +353 1 697 1579