Manipal Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences


It is difficult to go to town, to a party or meet friends and socialize, without sighting someone using a smartphone. Increased level of smartphone usage is connected with enhancements in education, societal, and governmental participation, mostly in developing countries. Smartphones make it much easier to find answers for any question at anytime and anywhere by searching through “Google.” Healthcare apps make smartphones useful tools in the practice of evidence based medicine/pharmacy/nursing at the point of patient care. In addition, use of smartphones play a major role in “patient education, self-management or self-care, and remote monitoring of patients.”