When I was young, I wanted to be a nurse… not an admin clerk!

By Rachel Walker, Head of Marketing at Destiny Wireless The NHS is the perfect example of a sector which is undertaking a huge overhaul in terms of document management. The key element here is that it is a benefit to patient care and will mean staff spending more quality time with patients- rather than filling out time-consuming paperwork. The £100 million Nursing Technology Fund was announced by David Cameron in October 2012 to help NHS Trusts in England implement new technologies that help front line nurses devote more time to patient care and less time on administration. The first £30 million was released for the successful first round of applications last month and NHS Trusts have been granted funds to deploy technologies including mobile data capture solutions as well as other options that they believe will improve the efficiency of their nursing staff. The second round of funding- £70 million – is due to be launched in June this year

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Digital Signatures – are they enough?

By Edward Belgeonne, Destiny Wireless With use of tablet technology increasing, we ask the question – is a ‘digital’ signature good enough? When you sign for goods delivered to your office- is the signature on the pda device presented to you completely legal? The answer is more complicated that you might have thought. A recent verdict from the Munich Court of Appeals in Germany ruled that pure electronic signatures are not sufficient to make agreements binding on consumers. The court decision means that for any consumer contracts, a physical signature is required first as opposed to a pure digital signature written on a tablet or touchpad device. For businesses this presents a challenge, because a digital copy is also required to accompany any paper based document. However, if you use a written document in a productive way, you can manage and process your data within a shorter timeframe. For example, there are public and private organisations using data capture technology

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Best Data Capture: Two Scenarios

By Edward Belgeonne, CEO and Founder of Destiny Wireless Imagine two different scenarios… One is an indoor risk assessment meeting with senior people. The other is an engineer carrying out a site inspection in the field. What’s the best data capture solution in each case? Our risk assessor may well be tech savvy and comfortable using quite sophisticated technology while conducting her meeting. She can get to a power source to take over from batteries if she needs to. Direct sunlight and screen resolution are unlikely to be a problem; reliable connectivity for transmitting the completed data may not be time critical. So in this case, a modern tablet, such as an iPad, could well be ideal. By contrast, our engineer is under pressure to complete his inspection, report his findings, and get on to the next job quickly. The form he fills in will ideally be a series of tick boxes and a few fields of data. He needs

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Document Management and Mobile Data Capture

By Edward Belgeonne, CEO & Founder, Destiny Wireless The written word has endured for 5,000 years. And even in our digital age, there remains a place for pen and paper. But as businesses increasingly scrutinise their processes, many are finding huge inefficiencies in the methods they use to record and transmit information. It’s estimated that the average company makes 19 copies of each document, loses one out of 20 – and spends 400 hours each year searching for lost files. Even more interesting: in the digital age 86% of organisations still use paper as their preferred method for data capture, making it their chosen form of “information technology.” On the other hand, there is a definite need to keep digital records. According to the results of a recent survey by Anoto, a world leader in unique technology for digital pen and paper, two-thirds of office workers regularly need to scan more than 50 pages a day to transfer information to

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