The dominance of the disease in children in Indonesia began to shift from the acute disease into a chronic disease. Care distance (home hospital) is a trend in children with chronic diseases who require continuous treatment for a long time. This article aimed to explore the potential application of mobile-health system in Indonesia. Literature reviews in this study were obtained from PubMed, CINAHL and Medline since 2004-2014. Mobile-health is an application that offers the integration of various functions of the above treatments through the use of smartphones. Some pilot countries such as the USA, Sweden, and Japan has proved mobile contribution - health in improving the quality of service. Up to now, Indonesia has not yet conducted any mobile-health development at various health service. In fact, the use of smartphone in Indonesia has been extended for numerous purposes, therefore mobile-health application is possibly and easily implemented in pediatric nursing area. The pediatric nurse in Indonesia should commence an initiative to identify kind of applications, conduct research, and collaborate with some associated disciplines to contribute to the improvement of future health services.
- mobile-health, child with chronic illness, home hospitals