What do a hospice in Colorado, a biotechnology firm in Massachusetts and a state parole board in South Carolina have in common? They all came away as winners at this year's Mobile Impact Awards, presented last night by the Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA), a nonprofit organization promoting the adoption of mobile technologies in the workplace.
Among the notable award recipients was Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, taking the top spot in the "Best Mobile Office Solution" category. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based facility recently deployed mobile technology to increase employee efficiency, upgrading the quality of offsite patient care.
Utilizing several applications and vendors, including servers from Dell Inc. and wireless notebook PCs from Gateway Inc., staff members gained real-time, mobile access to critical patient information, helping to both improve staff performance and reduce ever-laborious paperwork.
Decided by a panel of industry experts, including SearchMobileComputing.com Associate Editor Kara Gattine, the awards aim to recognize the year's best in mobile technology deployments by companies and organizations worldwide.
Daniel Taylor, the MEA's managing director, said in a statement, "Each of these winners presented a stand-out case study of how their organization has successfully implemented mobile workforce solutions, and we honor that accomplishment with these awards."