Frequently Asked Questions
Healthcare digital signage is ideal for communicating with staff, patients, and visitors. Displays can be used to provide strictly informational content, but they may also show entertaining content as well. Displays located in lobbies or waiting rooms can also be interactive, so visitors and patients can register or sign-in, get wayfinding information or search a directory. Digital signs reduce the amount of time and effort put into updating content.
Passive or static content refers to media that follows a strict program or playlist. The content can play in sequence or randomly within a pre-programmed playlist. Dynamic content is triggered or inserted in a playlist based on external factors. It can change based on a user-defined rule or some other external factor. For example, a playlist can be interrupted during an emergency for an important message to play.
Digital signage in healthcare can be an asset to any facility. The larger the facility, the more benefits it will gain, which is why it’s crucial to select a digital signage solution that scales well. This way you won’t run into any problems when it’s time to add more digital signs and media player devices.
Healthcare applications usually benefit from informational content created internally, provided by the local health and social services department or from private sources. Pharmaceutical companies are another source of content that should be considered, as well as infotainment content, such as the local weather, news, and general interest content. In some cases, quizzes and interactive content can be useful to engage the audience and reduce perceived dwell times.
There are many locations in and around medical facilities where digital signage can be installed, such as break rooms and cafeterias, staff meeting rooms, examination rooms, pharmacies, lobbies, patient and visitor waiting areas, building exteriors, and parking areas.