RIM Announces the Wireless Achievement Award Winners

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RIM has announced this year’s winners of the Wireless Achievement Awards. The awards cover several areas including attendee choice, innovation in the private sector, innovation in the public sector and business impact. The awards recognize companies that do business in new and innovative ways with a focus on increasing performance, simplicity of use and cost saving solutions.

Read more about the Wireless Achievement Award Recipients after the jump.

Attendee Choice Award

New this year at BlackBerry World is the Attendee Choice Award.  This award allowed BlackBerry World attendees to vote for one of the three finalists representing applications developed by a business for its customers.

Winner: The Delta mobile app has been designed to provide Delta air line travelers with a faster, more informed travel experience. Designed to make flying with Delta Air Lines even more convenient, travelers can see their SkyMiles balance and status, look-up flight schedules, complete mobile check-in, save and use e-boarding passes, track flights and view upcoming trips. With the BlackBerry® Push Service, customers get near real-time notifications, such as flight schedule and gate changes along with the capability to re-book a cancelled or delayed flight – all from within the app. The app also cleverly uses the BlackBerry smartphone camera to setup a parking reminder to help when returning from a trip. The Delta app was built in partnership with Kony Solutions.

Finalists:
• CIBC
• Sherwin-Williams

Business Impact
This award recognizes organizations that have deployed a wireless solution that has made a significant impact to their business.

Winner: Chiesi Farmaceutici — Chiesi Farmaceutici S.P.A. is an Italian pharmaceutical company. To show the efficacy of aspecific drug for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chiesi began a clinical trial involving 2,000 patients in 19 countries. Working with TechMobile, a BlackBerry® Alliance Program member, Chiesi developed a BlackBerry® application that is designed to let trial patients securely submit a daily health questionnaire about their symptoms. Data is collected automatically by a central system. Chiesi choose the BlackBerry® solution because of its security features. The trial is achieving a 94% patient compliance rate and saved Chiesi €5 million verses the traditional paper process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydR0MEu7q8
Finalists:

• Carmedic 
• USG People

Innovation In Private Sector
This award recognizes organizations that have used wireless solutions in innovative ways in healthcare, public safety and government.

Winner: UPMC — UPMC is a global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with approximately 50,000 employees and 400 outpatient sites. UPMC deployed BlackBerry® smartphones with SmartRoom technology to nurses, transporters and clinicians at UPMC Mercy, one of its 20 hospitals. The SmartRoom pulls data from the electronic medical record (EMR) to display patient room assignments, tasks and vital patient information on screens at the nurses’ stations and now on the BlackBerry smartphone. In the hospital unit where the pilot took place, health care providers have improved call-response time, reduced time looking for people or information and reduced the noise levels in and around patient rooms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq7IiUiea8s
Finalists:
• Emirates Group
• LILA Asturias

Innovation In Public Sector
This award recognizes organizations that have deployed new, innovative wireless solutions to drive business productivity.

Winner: Chatham-Kent Police Service — Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) is responsible for an area spanning 2,400 sq km in southwestern Ontario, Canada. They use a two-factor authentication system, with a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and SafeNet® Smart Card technology. The solution passed extensive threat and risk assessments before receiving approval from the Ontario Police Technology Information Cooperative (OPTIC). Confident they had a secure solution, BlackBerry® smartphones were rolled out with a suite of applications including Niche-RMS (access to criminal record and transportation databases), MPATracking (dispatch monitoring of officers’ locations), MPABeatBlog (daily briefing tool), and MPADictation (for officers to capture notes and data while on site).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4bt6IyR97Y

Finalists:
• Mississippi Department of Transportation
• University Hospitals Birmingham

Congratulations to all of this years’ finalists and winners.

Read more about the Wireless Achievement Awards program.