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Virginia Hospital Center Selects Phunware & Kontakt.io for Comprehensive Mobile Healthcare Solution

31 August 2021

AUSTIN, TX, August 31, 2021 Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), an enterprise cloud platform for mobile used by brands worldwide, together with Kontakt.io, the industry leader in BLE based indoor location IoT solutions, announce the delivery of digital front door on mobile for Virginia Hospital Center Health System (VHC) in Arlington, Virginia, covering the more than 850,000 square feet of indoor medical space.

“VHC is excited to work with Phunware and Kontakt.io to bring a myriad of services into one cohesive mobile app to the VHC community,” said Mike Mistretta, Vice President, and Chief Information Officer, Virginia Hospital Center. “This technology will provide ease of access for our patients from scheduling appointments, getting care through remote telehealth services and messaging providers to helping patients navigate to scheduled appointments throughout the VHC campus. Our goal is to provide an enhanced level of convenience and care to our patients.”

Virginia Hospital Center Health System (VHC) is a 437-bed not-for-profit teaching facility in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. VHC was recently designated a Newsweek 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital, received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and was once again named a Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2019. The Hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Phunware’s digital front door not only enables feature-rich mobile application solutions for healthcare providers, but it also offers seamless integrations with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) such as Epic. This holistic approach eliminates the pain of having to manage dozens of point solutions while simultaneously offering staff, patients, and visitors a far more simplistic, cohesive, and integrated healthcare experience. Additional capabilities include:

  • Location Based Services includes Real Time “Blue Dot” Wayfinding: Easily navigate Virginia Health Center facility with real-time instructions
  • Mobile Engagement - Push notifications to let patients know when an appointment is, trigger different messages based on dwell time, optimize work and traffic flow in areas with long waiting times
  • Content Management - send pertinent information to patients while not only in the hospital but at home as well
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  • Physician and Services Directories: Access directories, which include contact information and tap-to-call buttons
  • And more 

“A native, digital front door on mobile is exactly the kind of cutting edge innovation that providers need to implement in order to reimagine their continuum of care in a mobile-first world,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Phunware. “We are thrilled to be working with the forward-thinking leadership team at Virginia Hospital Center on their digital transformation initiatives to not only enhance their patient experience on mobile but also to improve their operational efficiencies, financial performance, and clinical outcomes as well.”

Complementing the mobile app and cloud application, Virginia Hospital Center’s 850,000 sqft clinical care space was enabled for indoor mobile navigation and indoor location services with BLE infrastructure from Kontakt.io, the industry leader in indoor IoT solutions. Delivering cloud-managed indoor location services to enable our partner’s mobile solution.   

Click here to learn more about how Phunware facilitates digital transformation in healthcare by enabling a digital front door for any hospital, clinic, or medical organization.

To learn more about this project click here to watch on-demand webinar with Virginia Hospital Center, Phunware and Kontakt.io.

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About Phunware, Inc. 

Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile — Transforming Digital Human Experience

Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & Phun) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion active devices touching its platform each month. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://www.phunware.com, https://www.phuncoin.com, https://www.phuntoken.com, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.

About Kontakt.io

Kontakt.io is a leader in Bluetooth-based indoor location services. Our mission is to simplify the connection of people, locations and things. Kontakt.io’s portfolio of complete IoT and location and condition solutions combines open hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations. Today, we serve over 2,000 customers across diverse sizes and industries, from healthcare, airports, governments and smart buildings. They all use Kontakt.io to reduce emergency incident time, decrease asset search-times, automate manual processes, digitize physical order traceability or prevent machine downtimes.

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