Monday, October 03, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of October 3, 2011

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Macy’s is planning on using RFID technology in stores nationwide beginning in late 2012.  They plan on using RFID tracking to increase store efficiency and to help drives sales.  Read Original Content

The Georgetown University School of Medicine is considering using Apple iPads and electronic textbooks as substitutes for traditional paper copies of required course materials.  According to Steve Schwartz, associate dean for clinical informatics, the move would save students the money required to print readings and lecture slides while giving them the option to reach their notes virtually.  Read Original Content

Sweden's national transport administration, Trafikverket, is employing RFID tags to transmit air-quality data to trigger ventilation controls within the six kilometer long Norra Länken tunnel, currently under construction in northern Stockholm.  Read Original Content

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A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has transformed iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices.  Read Original Content

The New Zealand government is moving forward with its plan to deploy an electronic national livestock identification system, according to Beef Central.  Read Original Content

According to research2guidance, 500 Million people worldwide will be using mobile health apps by 2015.  Read Original Content

Incentivized by government money, U.S. hospitals and doctor offices are bringing electronic records and mobile devices into work, replacing old clipboards and file cabinets.  Read Original Content

The release of the iPad in 2010 resulted in the development of many healthcare related apps.  These apps, combined with a number of cost-saving benefits, are causing both medical schools and hospitals to purchase and implement tablet devices.  Read Original Content

According to an article by Health Care IT News, the four most useful types of mobile apps for hospitals are those that free providers from offices or workstations, those that offer access to lab results and medical imaging, those that convert a smartphone into a medical device, and those that offer practice management.  Read Original Content

The U.S. military is increasing its mobile capability by equipping many soldiers with iPhones that are often less expensive and more useful than previously used technology.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.