The open question is how influential such mobile application could be. This could addressed by applications such as CellScope project and its focus on the development of a modular, high-magnification microscope attachments for cell phones to diagnose and detect diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis (The Blum Center for Developing Economies, 2009). The impact such an application a CellScope could have on the health and information management community is significant given the potential access to underserved communities and new delivery framework such applications could provide.
It is within the context of telemedicine and its related applications that information and public sector executive should consider incorporating into their long-term plans when studying further trends on information access, management and security.
In this context, IT professionals should plan for the following usage scenarios within the environment:
Usage Scenario 1:
Real-time updates for applications such are ERP, logistics and human resource applications remotely. IT professionals need to plan, procure and support mobile based applications that subsume a greater role in within their environment by users while also address the unique security, access and support issues that mobile applications entail.
Usage Scenario 2: Accommodation for trickle feed information such as status, location and change state for individuals, orders and work items that previously was not provided, tracked or stored. This additional information potentially could overwhelm certain environments. Conversely this additional information could lead to a current demand for reports both batch and adhoc by users internal and external.