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Mobile Health Technology and the Use of Health-Related Mobile Applications

Susan Doyle-Lindrud
CJON 2014, 18(6), 634-636 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.634-636

Medical mobile applications (apps) are prevalent in society. Healthcare providers use them to obtain clinical information more efficiently, and healthcare consumers use them to gain greater personal control over their health management. With the increasing number of health-related mobile apps available, people in the oncology community now have many relevant apps at their fingertips. These apps are targeted to the oncology healthcare provider as well as the patient. This article will review a few popular apps and discuss the potential benefits of accessing information using apps and the possible risks associated with them.

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