Published on in Vol 2, No 2 (2014): Apr-Jun

Mobile Technologies and Geographic Information Systems to Improve Health Care Systems: A Literature Review

Mobile Technologies and Geographic Information Systems to Improve Health Care Systems: A Literature Review

Mobile Technologies and Geographic Information Systems to Improve Health Care Systems: A Literature Review

Authors of this article:

José António Nhavoto1 Author Orcid Image ;   Åke Grönlund1 Author Orcid Image


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