Piedmont Healthcare Shares their Success with Mobile Wayfinding

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During the construction of a $603 million new tower in downtown Atlanta and with an expanding system of seven regional hospitals, Piedmont Healthcare determined that navigating the complexities of an unfamiliar health care system was a major source of stress for its patient population. To meet its strategic goals of enhancing a patient-centered culture of care and transforming overall patient experience, Piedmont developed a mobile strategy that anchored adoption of its system-branded app with innovative wayfinding technology and relied on extensive staff education and engagement before the system-wide roll out.

To address additional workflow efficiencies, patient education and clinical improvements beyond wayfinding, Piedmont enhanced the mobile platform with features such as emergency department wait times, find-a-doctor directory, virtual visits and seamless appointment scheduling. The app helps patients access MyChart and includes other features such as parking reminders and “Pay My Bill.” The resulting app, PiedmontNow, demonstrates several best practices of hospital mobile platforms and provides a one-stop, robust user experience and real-time analytics for continuous improvements.

Katie Logan, vice president, experience at Piedmont Healthcare, will discuss the best practices for developing a system-branded mobile app, including prioritizing patient experience, leading with staff engagement to drive adoption, realizing clinical improvements with wayfinding and added features, and evaluating analytics for ROI.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to design a mobile strategy that optimizes patient care and improved patient experience
  • Understand the importance of wayfinding as a significant motivation to adopting a hospital’s mobile platform
  • How to identify patient experience and clinical improvement opportunities such as access to care, decreasing missed appointments and staff interruptions that can be addressed with a mobile wayfinding solution
  • How to drive adoption of a mobile platform with staff engagement
  • The value of one hospital-branded, mobile platform with feature-rich content and multiple patient engagement opportunities
  • ROI and sustained engagement of a mobile app based on real time analytics


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Katie Logan
Vice President, Experience
Piedmont Healthcare
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Katie Logan, vice president of Patient Experience for Piedmont Healthcare, has developed and led a diverse group of healthcare functions since joining the $3 billion, seven-hospital not-for-profit health Georgia health system. She is responsible for the development and execution of Piedmont's experience strategy and the practices and innovations that emphasize the consistent delivery of patient centered care, while transforming access, choice and experience for Piedmont.

Prior to this role, Katie served as Piedmont’s vice president for marketing and physician outreach, leading the development and execution of marketing strategy and physician relations efforts to support business growth and enhance brand awareness for the health system, service lines, programs, physician groups, and affiliates.

Katie has also supported the cardiovascular service line and physician enterprise as the vice president of strategy and professional services for the Piedmont Heart Institute and Piedmont Physicians, a multi-specialty group with over 200 employed physicians.

to joining Piedmont Katie was a management consultant with KPMG, a global tax, audit, and advisory professional services firm.

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