The Application of Cell Phones in Medical Information


1 Assistant Professor of Library & Information Sciences, Islamic Azad University. Science & Research Branch Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student of Knowledge & Information Science, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran, Iran


Cell phone technology is being increasingly used by clinicians to access up-to-date information during patient care. Medical students, residents, and faculty members of medical faculties or hospitals use mobile devices, such as smartphones (e.g., iPhone, Android, Blackberry) and tablet computers (e.g., iPad), to answer clinical questions and find medical information. This article investigates the previous studies on the Benefits and Applications of Cell phone in medical sphere.