July 2004 - The recent report, "Going Mobile: Choosing the
Right Inpatient Mobile Solution", by BCC Consulting contains
a comprehensive "buyers guide" to mobile informatics
Authored by a team of industry insiders who clearly have their
fingers on the pulse of the current state of the industry, the
report addresses the question "Which enterprise mobile solution
is right for me?"
"When I began working in the mobile health space in 2000,
the industry was aggressively seeking to grow beyond its cottage
industry roots, fueled by an unprecedented infusion of venture
capital. Physicians, who had become increasingly involved in IT,
in many instances were leading the charge, tapping their first
hand experiences and frustrations to offer solutions that were
touted as user-friendly, intuitive, and complementary to clinical
workflow. Hope and promise were in abundant supply, and
the market all but declared the future is at hand.
Writes David Brooks, BS, MBA, lead author and principal of BCC
"Nevertheless, despite the obvious opportunity, funding,
and general market interest, huge hurdles existed and ultimately
caused most of the early players to stumble." David goes
on to say, "A lot has changed over the last few years, and
a lot hasn't. Five years ago, mobile inpatient solutions were
largely unknown, and if known, likely misunderstood. Today, mobile
solutions sit atop the average CIOs Wish List.
The technology and the market have evolved. Mobile solutions have
proven their value financially and clinically."
By evaluating the top 20 players "left standing" in
the inpatient mobile solutions market, BCC Consulting provides;
CIO's, hospital administrators and informaticists the single most
comprehensive buyers guide in the mobile space we've ever had
the pleasure of reading.
"Going Mobile: Choosing the Right Inpatient Mobile Solution"
is a practical guide to selecting the right mobile solution for
The report not only provides a "state of the industry address"
it also provides detailed profiles of the top 20 vendors and a
"road map" to help you in the selction process. The
paper is broken into the following major sections:
Considering the time and expense involved in performing due diligence
during the selection process of mobile solutions, reviewing the
market intelligence contained in "Going Mobile: Choosing
the Right Inpatient Mobile Solution" is, in our opinion,
a must do first step.