Review of mobile phone use in preventive medicine and disease management

Craig Skinner, Joseph Finkelstein

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Abstract

There is no systematic review of mobile phone based applications for disease management in the current literature. This review will summarize current literature about disease prevention, diagnosis, and management with telemedicine applications that use a mobile phone. A systematic review of current literature for telemedicine applications that use mobile phones in the care of chronic disease was performed using the keywords; mobile phone, cell phone, and cellular phone in MEDLINE. 994 articles met the search criteria and 23 articles were identified for use of a mobile phone in a disease management telemedicine application. Five management components were identified among the 23 articles; disease management (48%), disease monitoring (14%), disease prevention (13%), diagnosis (4%), and patient education (4%). 15 different patient populations including asthma, diabetes, dementia, and hypertension were studied. Diabetes and asthma represented 11 of 23 articles, nearly 50% of patient populations studied. User compliance and satisfaction with mobile phone based healthcare applications was high for all patient populations. The feasibility of mobile phone based telemedicine applications is mostly supported by the literature review. Mobile phones possess the technical capacity and show great promise as tools for the delivery of personalized healthcare maintenance and management applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Telehealth/AT 2008
Pages180-189
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event4th IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Telehealth/AT 2008 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2008Apr 18 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Telehealth/AT 2008

Other

Other4th IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Telehealth/AT 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/16/084/18/08

Keywords

  • Cell phone
  • Demand for tele-health
  • Disease management
  • Disease prevention
  • Mobile phone
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering

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