Sunday, February 24, 2008

Chain of Custody Applications & Mobile Handheld PDAs

MobileDataforce is currently working on a very important mobile software project for implementation in Africa using mobile handheld PDAs. It involves the transportation and delivery of AIDs medicine and other critical healthcare tests and materials. The project enables the organization to track and validate that the medicine that is intended for a specific location actually arrives at that location. In one of the most recent mobility projects we delivered - the transportation of the medicine required a total of 8 signatures to be captured at the various supply depots along the way. These signatures were from the individuals accountable for verifying the correct medicine, in the correct amounts had arrived and been forwarded.

The organizations responsible for transporting and delivering the medicine is looking at standard consumer grade PDA phones using Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS. They will wirelessly sync the chain-of-custody information back to a database in North America for accountability and auditing.