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Healthwatch showcases Live Group’s locator function at 2014 annual conference

Healthwatch showcases Live Group’s locator function at 2014 annual conference
Consumer champion for health and social care, Healthwatch was the first organisation to get a taste of the latest ground breaking innovation from event partner, the Live Group at its annual conference last month.
This major event for Healthwatch saw eager delegates getting out their smartphones and tablets to use Live Group’s Greengage mobile app, which now features the company’s newly launched indoor positioning system, the Locator Function.

This year’s conference was about providing a unique opportunity for bringing all local Healthwatch together in one place, enabling them to recognise the impact of the network and highlight the value of working together to give patients, care users and the public a strong and united voice in health and social care. The Locator Function furthered this ambition in enabling delegates to find and connect with each other more easily and quickly as well as locate specific meeting rooms and exhibitors throughout the venue.  

Sara Cain, Head of Communications at Healthwatch commented: “The use of Greengage mobile’s locator functionality gives far greater depth and flexibility to an event. It has the potential to make the day so much more comfortable and involving, so much easier to find your way around,” she continued. “Delegates can download documents, take notes, send messages to each other, track down people they want to meet. As an early adopter, it was so exciting to see its potential for a range of future events.”  

Through interactive workshop sessions, delegates also used the app to work on activities intended to help tackle the key challenges facing the network, identifying and discussing what matters to them most, as well as sharing examples of best practice from across the network. “It was two days of seeing technology really bringing an agenda to life,” said Sara.”  

“We’re delighted with the response from both our client and the delegates to the Locator Function,” commented Toby Lewis, Managing Director of the Live Group. “Everyone took the technology really well and the iBeacons were robust and ensured total coverage throughout what is a vast and complex venue.”

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