This is certainly exciting news. Dr Sajid Hakim, head of the cardiology department at Indus hospital has described what many are starting to call the first “paperless hospital” The Karachi-based hospital has integrated mobile right into the heart of the doctors’ daily work routines, and doctors will now be able to see important information about patients even if they’re not in the hospital at the time. It’s always nice to see technology being used to help save lives, and this hospital, that is primarily run on donations, has created a very heart warming story for itself.
The new age of cardiology: Heartbeats turn digital at country’s first paperless hospital
If you’ve ever wondered how important a role smartphones and wearable fitness gear could play in the world of health, this article certainly explains it well. A lot of patients are using gear like FitBrit or smartphone apps to keep healthy, and doctors would be smart to integrate their own advice and reach out to patients through these devices. Smartphones in particular now play a huge part in our lives, and if you are like many other smartphone owners, it’d be rare to see you without your smartphone close to you or on your person.
Smartphone apps automating customer care work with analytics, reducing workload on staff
Because of the connectedness of smartphone technology, it becomes extremely easy to send, share and view files across large groups of people when everybody has a smartphone in their hand. Enterprises in India are taking advantage of this by offering statistics and information straight to staff smartphones, allowing members of a company to quickly check information whilst doing other tasks. This is helpful for many different areas of business, but this article seems to highlight the potential benefits for jobs in customer service and support.
California goes mobile to educate farm workers on pesticide safety
A system in California has been put in place to help farmers ensure they are safely tending to their crops by providing educational videos readily available on smartphones to teach them about the dangers of mistreating pesticide and the plants they are growing. This system first started by offering farmers with text messages to help them do farming the right way, but this new video approach will help those who prefer to watch instead of read, and is also available in multiple languages to help with farmers who do not speak decent English.
So, although it’s unlikely we’ll ever see an Angry Birds White House edition, the US government have released some mobile apps, and some of them could prove very valuable to you. This article points out 5 apps that you may not know about that could be useful in your life. This includes apps for health care, food management and safety, and family care. These apps help to provide information all in one place to help you improve your day to day life as best as possible.
Using technology to maintain a personal touch with dental patients
Whilst it’s getting easier to search online and look after your own dental health, there’s nothing like a personal opinion from a professional, and by using technology, patients may be able to get the best of both worlds. By using an online system, a dental patient could search online about their dental health, but also easily book an appointment any time they may need to. Studies have shown that patients now prefer to book appointments online, but at the same time, they like to do the most they can for themselves when it comes to dental care and hygiene.
5 technologies catalyzing change in personal healthcare
In the future, technology will start to play a larger part of our personal healthcare than ever before, and we’ll see new technologies rise up, and old technologies be rewritten. These new technologies will of course be beneficial both to our own personal health and to the health of those around us, and as researchers get further into developing new technologies, the more benefits we will gain from using technology to help take care of us.
In the wake of a Boston tragedy, mHealth holds promise
This article is an interesting insight into how we’re already using our technology for mhealth without even realizing it. The Boston bombing was a terrible incident, but it showed victims use their smartphones to ensure that they are okay, and that everybody around them gets the support they need to make it home that day. Smartphones were used for calling emergency services and relatives, but it was also used for other reasons such as for check-ups on any injured people’s health conditions.
People are texting more than they are talking on their mobile phones. While many businesses are using text messaging as a great marketing or customer service tool, more companies are realizing that text messaging is a more efficient way to communicate with employees, independent contractors and franchisees as well.
Mobile messaging makes it easy to communicate with your on-the-go workforce, whether your mobile workforce is made up of sales reps, field technicians, marketing representatives, service agents, drivers or maintenance workers. We’ve listed some examples below of how text messaging can be used to improve communication efficiencies, saving companies both time and money.
5 Great Business Examples Using Text Messaging for Field Staff and Rep Communications:
Alerts and Announcements: Send real-time SMS updates and alerts to motivate and inform staff. Over 90% of text messages are read by recipients.
Efficient Support: Enable your workforce to send mobile questions and receive answers, saving time over incoming phone calls and voicemail.
Status Updates: Staff can notify the office while on-the-go of their whereabouts and activities, including posting photos with their phones.
Close Sales and Check Inventory: Quick checking of inventory numbers or to secure sales on-site at the client location.
Increase Visibility: Learn what works and what doesn’t by seeing common communication threads among your staff.
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4.1 billion+ text messages are sent daily in the U.S.
99% of mobile phones are SMS-enabled out of the box.
95% of mobile customers have text messaging plans.
While much of the mobile industry is focused on apps, location based services and more recently tablet devices, many mainstream consumers are just now catching up to text messaging in the U.S. It’s becoming as ubiquitous as a phone call with plenty of personal reasons when and why to use it instead of calling.
While consumers are obviously doing a lot more texting, more and more businesses are looking for ways to communicate with them via interactive, two-way text messaging software like Mosio. But more exciting is bigger business interest we are seeing via internal communications and FieldForce Mobile is quickly picking up steam.
Some of the uses, functions and industries where we’re seeing two-way text messaging interest or used:
Sales and Marketing Representatives
Field Rep Support
Alarm Company Technicians
Nationwide Remodelers and Repair
Field Service Agents
Couriers and Bike Messenger Companies
Our mobile messaging platform was built for any company with a nationwide, regional or city-wide mobile workforce interested in deploying mobile communications using the equipment they already have, without the need to buy new hardware (phones) or download mobile apps.