If you ain’t mobile, you ain’t, so it seems

Are you reading this on a smart phone or a tablet? According to a recent article in Louisville’s Business First by 2014, the most common method of accessing the Internet will be through a mobile device. And according to the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, some observers believe this has already occurred.

Traveling today to Arizona to keynote a conference about trends in the home care industry. There certainly are many trends from licensure, to accreditation, to local, statewide and national policy changes and increased competition, but a really overarching trend is mobile usage. From making websites mobile enabled so they are user friendly on smart phones and tablets to thinking up apps that apply to home care.

The infographic below helps to visualize the impact.

Mobile Technology for In-Home CareMany of the vendors that serve the home care industry are already taking advantage of smart phones and tablets to make the recording of necessary data easier on field staff,  and to get real time results from the field.

How are you using mobile technology in your home care or aging services business? I’d like to know.