Cellular radio telecommunication for health care: benefits and risks

J Am Med Inform Assoc. Nov-Dec 2004;11(6):479-81. doi: 10.1197/jamia.M1532. Epub 2004 Aug 6.


Cellular radio telecommunication has increased exponentially with many applications to health care reported. The authors attempt to summarize published applications with demonstrated effect on health care, review briefly the rapid evolution of hardware and software standards, explain current limitations and future potential of data quality and security, and discuss issues of safety.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Cell Phone* / standards
  • Confidentiality
  • Humans
  • Radio
  • Risk
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Software / standards
  • Telemedicine*