Contact Us

Oneida County Lead Primary Prevention Receives New iPads

Bart Everson, flickr

Utica, NY (WIBX) – The Oneida County Health Department is embracing technology with the goal of cutting down the time it takes to inspect homes for lead.

“We’re working very hard. Our County Executive has challenged us to try to use technology more in all of our work and in all of our divisions. We’re looking at all of the programs and how we can really work smarter.”

That was Quality Improvement Coordinator, Cathe Bullwinkle. She says eight iPads have been purchased for the Lead Poisoning Prevention field staff.

She says by using the tablets outfitted with integrated cameras and specialized software, it will cut down on the time it takes to inspect each home.

“They can upload to iCloud from the field,” Bullwinkle said. “As a supervisor, I can look at it in real time, make any adjustments that need to be made and then it can immediately go into a customized report.”

She says the additional work being done out in the field will eventually save county taxpayers money, whether through long-term health care costs  or social services.

At a cost of nearly $1,500 per unit, the new iPads are funded by the State Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention grant.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!