Using smartphones to improve interdisciplinary collaborationBrown-Manhertz, Durline DNP, RN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner: 16 April 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 4 - p 1–5 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000513341.77191.03 Online exclusive Abstract Author Information Abstract: Most individuals in the United States have access to and use smartphones to facilitate effective collaboration. Health information technology is invaluable to the improvement of collaboration and communication in the healthcare setting. The versatile nature of technology has demonstrated that healthcare professionals are dependent on its use. Smartphones play a key role in keeping interdisciplinary team members connected. Durline Brown-Manhertz is a family NP and chest pain coordinator at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. The author would like to thank Dr. Catherine Concert and Dr. Joanne Singleton for their help in reviewing this manuscript. The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.