Mobile phone technology in chronic disease management

Nurs Stand. 2008;23(12):43-6. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.


Mobile phones are being used to improve nurse-patient communication and monitor health outcomes in chronic disease. Innovative applications of mobile technology are expected to increase over time in community management of cancer, heart disease, asthma and diabetes. This article focuses on mobile phone technology and its contribution to health care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone* / statistics & numerical data
  • Chronic Disease / nursing
  • Chronic Disease / prevention & control*
  • Chronic Disease / psychology
  • Communication
  • Disease Management*
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Self Care
  • Telenursing / instrumentation
  • Telenursing / organization & administration*
  • United Kingdom