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It’s Not Easy Being a Hospital’s Mobile Device Manager (PDAStreet.com Article)

December 4, 2008 Comments Off on It’s Not Easy Being a Hospital’s Mobile Device Manager (PDAStreet.com Article)

Over the last five years, demand for mobile technologies in healthcare has risen exponentially. Unfortunately, additional headcount to keep those devices under control, as well as tools to manage these critical communication devices, has not kept pace. Today's telecommunications managers preside over an extensive investment in mobile devices, including: cell phones, pagers, smartphones, and PDAs, as well as inbuilding voice technologies from Vocera, Ascom, Polycom/Spectralink and Cisco. It's not unsual for even a small community hospitals' mobile assets to represent over $500,000+ of pure capital costs (and that doesn't include software licensing and on-going operational costs aside). In respect to asset management, ... More »