Long-term Care Nursing Homes Inspections Reform May Utilize Mobile Technology

Lawmakers have just proposed a dozen bills that would overhaul residential care facilities for the elderly, or RCFEs. The measures included in the RCFE Reform Act of 2014 would address a variety of medical mistakes and errors stemming from poor oversight and lack of training for long-term care facility staff.

New Developments in RCFE Reform

New Developments in RCFE Reform

An investigation of 7,000 state records of assisted-living center inspections by U-T San Diego and the California HealthCare Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting is a major step forward in how we begin to deal with existing facilities and determine what the next generation of long-term care facilities needs to look like in the future. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Barcode Technology for Inventory Management: 10 Essential Considerations

Consider these 10 essential questions prior to implementing inventory management using barcode technology.

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Since their origin several decades ago, mobile systems using barcode technology and RFID (radio frequency and identification) tags have become a popular form of business-oriented technology. Scanbuy, a leading mobile engagement solutions provider, estimates that over 24 million commercial QR codes and UPC mobile barcodes were scanned in the third quarter of 2013. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Five Ways Mobile Computing is Monitoring Public Health

Mobile computing tools such as smartphones, tablet computers and mobile computing applications are playing an ever-increasing role in monitoring public health.

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In a December 2013 press release from Atlanta’s Center for Disease Control, “CDC looks back at 2013 health challenges, ahead to 2014 health worries”, the CDC noted that it prevented some public health outbreaks, stopped some diseases before they crossed borders and saved lives through preventable chronic diseases and injuries. But at the same time, the CDC observed that the world still faces significant health challenges and that only one in five countries can quickly detect, respond and prevent global health threats caused by emerging infections[Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Farmers Growing Comfortable with Mobile Computing

More U.S. farmers and ranchers are using smart phones or other mobile computing devices to increase efficiency and generate higher profits. -USA Today

Farmers Growing Comfortable with Mobile Computing

Farmers Growing Comfortable with Mobile Computing

Although mobile computing has penetrated many industries, including oil/gas, health, mining and engineering, the agricultural industry has been slower to adopt the use of smartphones and tablet computers for the everyday maintenance of equipment, crops and animals. However, mobile agriculture (also known as mAgriculture) has spread as farmers and ranch owners realize the time and money saved through mobile devices. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Six Ways Mobile Technology Improves Utility Company Workforce Management

Workforce management and data collection software makes it easier to monitor field service workers and improve efficiency and productivity in a mobile workforce.

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Mobile Growth

Because utility companies use a workforce that is mostly mobile, measuring employee performance in the field is complicated. Since field service workers are trusted to work on their own and are often away from on-scene supervision, management sometimes has to rely on judging employees through criteria such as job completion forms and customer satisfaction reports from consumers, businesses and government agencies.

Now, monitoring field service workers electronically has become an important way to realize company success. With the development of workforce management software, it is easier to monitor mobile employees more closely and use the information gained from software solutions to create improvements within the company. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Devices Improving Public Safety at Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

Mobile data collection and mobile workforce management solutions are ensuring public safety at the Olympic Games, stadium-based sports events, concerts or other events attracting large crowds.

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The Olympic Games and similar large-scale sporting events are targets for terrorists or other groups seeking to gain publicity and attract the world’s attention to a particular cause. To combat security threats, various cities, teams and schools spend up to $2 billion per year on sports security, according to a 2011 ESPN magazine article “Industry of Fear” by ESPN senior writer Peter Keating. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Data Collection And Wastewater Treatment

From the monitoring of wastewater spills to the supporting of green practices in wastewater treatment,  innovations in wireless mobile data collection technologies keep the water flowing.

wastewater treatment monitoringEasy access to clean, potable water is crucial to the basic infrastructure of communities, but chronic water shortages are common in many countries worldwide. According to a 2013 UN University article by Stephen Leahy, “Dwindling Water Supplies Make Every Drop Count,” water demand exceeds supply in regions with more than 40 percent of the world’s population, and that figure may rise to 60 percent in the next decade. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Data Collection In the Mining Industry

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The United States has the world’s largest coal reserves for the mining industry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mobile data collection on wireless devices in the field is expected to increase efficiencies and lower costs in the mining industry.

To thrive in the global marketplace, mining companies remain in constant production around the clock. When a mining corporation experiences an operational shutdown at a site, for instance, it may lose millions of dollars per day[Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Combating Mobile Device Theft

Computer security old school

Computer security old school
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For a large number of businesses and government agencies, a mobile device such as a smartphone and tablet computer have become a primary method of two-way communication between field employees and upper management. ABI Research, a U.K. technology market intelligence company, predicts that there will be 1.4 billion active smartphones and 268 million tablet computers worldwide by the end of 2013.

A mobile device is capable of storing hefty amounts of business information, especially when field employees use them for mobile data collection tasks such as surveys and report creation and normal business tasks such as sending and receiving e-mail or taking photos. Consequently, all of that information is at risk when thieves steal a mobile device and resells it overseas for a profit. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

What Will Happen With Mobile Computing In 2014?

Mobile Worker

Mobile Worker (Photo credit: mikecogh)

Now that smartphones and tablet computers have gained a firm foothold in the business marketplace, mobile computing should continue to expand throughout all sizes of organizations, which in turn will cause increases in employee connectivity and productivity. In the federal market alone, for example, a new survey predicts that federal workers could save up to 364 hours and gain up to $14,000 per year in productivity by remaining better connected to their agency’s network. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.