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.

Health monitoring campaign for refugees in Ken...

Health monitoring (Photo credit: flickr)

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.

Food Safety Monitoring Through Mobile Data Collection

English: A view of the Centers for Disease Con...

A view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the increasing use of food products originating from both national and international sources, accurate and timely inspection has become increasingly important in order to ward off public health threats. However, protecting humans from food-related illnesses requires constant vigilance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne illnesses from over 250 pathogens or toxins affect as many as 48 million Americans per year. [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.

Big Data Deal Sealed by DRC and FDA, Reports InformationWeek Healthcare

Food and Drug AdministrationBig Data is now permeating throughout the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has teamed up with Dynamics Research Corp. (announced this week) and agreed upon a $50 million deal in order to help prepare the FDA’s entrance into the Big Data era, according to InformationWeek Healthcare and other sources. [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.