Feature Articles

  1. Acuity Or Ratio: How Do We Properly Staff Our Organizations With Nurses?
    6/9/2014

    By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS

    As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based reimbursement and the associated reduction in reimbursement rates, hospitals look to cut costs throughout their organizations. With labor accounting for more than 60 percent of all hospital costs –nurses, who make up the bulk of those costs – find themselves shouldering the burden of labor-related cost reductions. These cost cutting activities manifest themselves through a reduction in staffing, leading to a decrease in nurse-patient ratios and the employment of less experienced professionals at lower salary levels.

  2. Despite An Airport Strike, Marken Preserves The Data Chain
    5/4/2014

    Marken collected a shipment from southern Sweden that was bound for next-day delivery in northern Belgium. However, all airline flights into Belgium were cancelled as a result of a strike action by airport workers.

  3. Driving To Faster, Dependable Delivery At Bon Appetit Bakery
    3/25/2014

    Bon Appetit® Bakery is a California-based wholesale bakery manufacturing facility, specializing in gourmet baking and distribution of top quality Danish, cakes, muffins and a vast assortment of other fine gourmet products to the retail and convenience store industry throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  4. MUMM Achieves Traceability Requirements With RFID Solution
    3/25/2014

    Since it was founded in 1827, G.H.MUMM has lived by the motto “Only the Best.” From the grape-picker to the Cellar Master, thousands of actions associated with champagne-making are carried out with the utmost care each day. Today, the company runs one of France’s leading vineyards, covering 218 hectares (538 acres), which provides them with approximately 25% of their grape requirements.

  5. Audit Automation Saves Big At Gleason Research Associates, Inc.
    3/25/2014

    Gleason Research Associates, Inc. (GRA) is a veteran-owned small business providing specialized products and services to support the warfighter. GRA was founded in 1982 with the vision of conducting engineering and scientific analyses and evaluations related to missile and sensor systems.

  6. Electronic Proof Of Delivery System Provides High Parcel Visibility At Golden Messenger
    3/25/2014

    A well-established transport and delivery company within Australia, Golden Messenger provides express courier services nationwide, delivering interstate parcel and mail courier services in a timely and efficient manner.

  7. Delivering On Transportation & Logistics Operations Needs. Today And Tomorrow.
    3/25/2014

    As customers’ demands constantly evolve, transportation and logistics (T&L) operations are being put under growing pressure to offer more efficient delivery services, while not compromising on customer service. Using the findings from a 2013 research survey conducted among transport and logistics managers around the world, this report explores how a combination of mobile technology implementations for mobile workers, and process re-engineering efforts can elevate operations to the next level.

  8. Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting For Private Fleets: Pitfalls And Opportunities
    3/25/2014

    Over the last year, the FMCSA has issued nearly five times more imminent-hazard out-of-service orders than it did in fiscal 2011. And small fleets, which can range from one to a few hundred trucks, are seven times more likely to be inspected.

  9. Does HTML5 Make Sense For Mobile Enterprise Applications?
    3/25/2014

    Web applications were originally considered inappropriate for mobile enterprise applications because of their inability to work offline, and the generally superior performance of native apps that were developed for specific operating systems and mobile devices. HTML5 and the rapidly changing enterprise mobile computing ecosystem are changing that. Now that there are HTML5-based field service, ERP and other enterprise software packages on the market, the growth in BYOD and cloud computing environments is leading more ISVs to create HTML5 applications, and the number of mobile devices with HTML5 browser support is projected to nearly double in 2013.

  10. Operating System Strategy For Mobile Computers
    3/18/2014

    This paper will discuss the major operating system environments for mobile computers and Intermec’s strategy to serve customer needs with each. The scope of this discussion is limited to operating systems used on handheld computers and does not address strategy for larger form factor devices such as Vehicle Mount computers. This paper is intended as an introduction and overview to the various technologies discussed; many online resources are available for further technical information.