Whats(h)app(ening) in Telemedicine?

  • Maurice Mars Dept of TeleHealth University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Richard Scott Dept of TeleHealth University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Malina Jordanova Bulgarian Academy of Science
Keywords: telemedicine, Brazil, mHealth, WhatsApp, developing world.

Author Biographies

Maurice Mars, Dept of TeleHealth University of KwaZulu-Natal
Professor and Head of Department of TeleHealth
Richard Scott, Dept of TeleHealth University of KwaZulu-Natal
Professor of TeleHealth


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How to Cite
Mars, M., Scott, R., & Jordanova, M. (2016). Whats(h)app(ening) in Telemedicine?. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 4, e1 (1-2). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/159