In my last post, I discussed how technology, specifically the iPad, is finding its way into hospitals and other healthcare settings nationwide - and in some cases, even becoming company sponsored. But along with the adoption and implementation of high tech devices and programs, often comes the problem of how to ensure staff members fully understand how to navigate and utilize the new technology to its fullest. Several factors often emerge as common roadblocks to an employee fully embracing new technologies.
Remember the days of good old pagers? Doctors sure do. They and other healthcare professionals have taken advantage of mobile technology for quite some time now. But, instead of the pager or cell phone, more recently, it’s the iPad that’s become increasingly popular for doctors to carry. Chilmark Research concludes that 22% of doctors within the United States use iPads.
Digital media is transforming the way we live, work, and of course communicate. As we adapt to newer behaviors that push what we see as truly innovative and "out there" into the main stream, Adobe has created an amazing virtual museum of digital media experimentation that showcases groundbreaking digital work from digital artists and innovators.
Last week I attended the 2010 Uplinq Mobile conference in San Diego, and I found myself sitting in a very large auditorium packed to standing room only with app developers, mobile marketers and wireless providers. You felt the energy and ubiquity of wireless communication, and how far and fast people are adapting to new behaviors. The room was buzzing with mobile devices as oppose to clacking keyboards on laptops. People tweeting, posting, FourSquaring, and emailing content.