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Hackensack University Medical Center and Connexient Partner to Drive Innovation, Transformation and Enterprise ROI With Indoor Navigation, Location-Based Services and Google's Project Tango

NEW YORK, and HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Connexient and Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), based in Hackensack, NJ, announced today a partnership to drive innovation, transformation and Enterprise ROI in Healthcare that will encompass two tracks:

  1. an Enterprise deployment of MediNavTM Navigator Edition 2.0 to implement an innovative "Airline check-in model" that will greatly enhance patient experience while reducing missed or late appointment and increasing operational efficiency for HackensackUMC; and
  2. a collaboration to develop pioneering Indoor Navigation and Augmented Reality features on Google's revolutionary Project Tango platform.

Powered by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons and sophisticated handset sensor fusion technology, MediNavTM Navigator v. 2.0 features the world's most advanced, true turn-by-turn indoor navigation and rich location-based features that users have come to expect from Google or Apple in the "outdoor" world.  HackensackUMC will leverage the Connexient API + SDK to integrate MediNav maps, routing, directions and navigation into the new HackensackUMC mobile app patient engagement mobile application, Web site and patient portal.

A focal point for Connexient and HackensackUMC will be to develop and pioneer an innovative "Airline Check-in Model" for patient experience where digital wayfinding,navigation and location services are integrated with appointment scheduling and patient flow solutions. When fully deployed, this model will bring multiple benefits to HackensackUMC and its patients:

  1. enhance patient experience, making it easy to get to where the patient or visitor wants to go;
  2. minimize the stress of patients and visitors face in navigating a large, complex facility;
  3. reduce missed or late appointments – capturing lost revenue; and
  4. optimize resource utilization by improving enterprise visibility of inbound appointments.

Connexient and HackensackUMC will partner in a second track to develop first a prototype and then pilot a mobile application built on Google's revolutionary Project Tango platform with two vectors:

  1. Indoor Navigation. Applying Tango as an actual solution for indoor "positioning" and navigation.
  2. Augmented Reality. Leveraging Tango unique ability to "see the world as humans do" for a variety of Augmented Reality use cases for navigating and interacting with physical environments.

Dr. Shafiq Rab, HackensackUMC's Vice President and Chief Information Officer stated, "At Hackensack University Medical Center, we are dedicated to healthcare transformation and continuous improvement of the patient experience. We see Indoor Navigation and Location-based Services as a key to solving the challenges patients, visitors – and even team members – face in getting through a large, complex facility such as ours. Our work together with Google's Project Tango will further push this envelope of innovation with a truly revolutionary leap forward in how mobile devices can understand and interact with the world around them."

"Our partnership with HackensackUMC is an extraordinary moment and milestone for our company," commented Mark Green, Connexient CEO and Co-Founder. "In Dr. Rab and HackensackUMC, we have found a shared philosophy and commitment to using digital technology not just to innovate, but to create breakthrough improvements that deliver real value to users and organizations. We are confident that our collaboration will do just that for HackensackUMC and set a new bar for the industry in the area of Indoor Navigation and Location-based Services."

About Connexient

Connexient (www.connexient.com) provides innovative Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services (LBS) Solutions for Enterprises with large, complex buildings and campuses. The MediNavTM Navigator Edition Patient Experience solution helps hospitals and healthcare networks to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, reduce missed or late appointments and improve HCAHPS scores.  To learn more, visit: www.connexient.com

About Hackensack University Medical Center

About Hackensack University Medical Center HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county's first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to be named one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ nine consecutive years, and receive the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women's and Children's Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women's Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide's list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.



Sarah Stabile

Angela Wilson

Hi-Impact Communications 

Hackensack University Medical Center





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