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AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:1137.

Using cell phones for chronic disease prevention and management.

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  • 1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.


A systematic review of current literature for telemedicine applications that use a mobile phone was performed in MEDLINE using the following keywords: mobile phone, cell phone, and cellular phone. 23 of 994 articles were selected for their use of a mobile phone in a disease management telemedicine application. The feasibility of mobile phone based telemedicine applications is mostly supported by the literature review.

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