Author Archive | Timothy Aungst, PharmD
Health app that financially incentivizes your patient’s to be healthy
While Fitbit was a device I loved, I found myself gravitating towards the Misfit Shine due to aesthetics and overall utility. Plus, my overall laziness
Mercer University School of Pharmacy has released one of the first drug and clinical reference on call based on their information center.
The creation of an opioid conversion app faces multiple hindrances, including information and design functionality for utilization.
Micromedex popular drug information app has become subscription based, but those that have access to Micromedex 2.0 can still get it for free, see how.
KDIGO has recently release their guidelines in mobile format with an app that delivers their literature in a easily navigable fashion
While there are many retail pharmacies that have created mobile apps for their customers to use, CVS has recreated their app and included several new clinical features that patients may enjoy.
A recent publication in JMIR highlights the practical utilization of Google Glass in Forensic Medicine as a new novel way to conduct post mortem examinations and autopsies.
Pharmacies have a great opportunity to become a mecca of mobile health technologies due to their ability to process insurance billing, available staff, and already presence of health commodities.
The editors at iMedicalApps have recently published a paper in the International Journal of Clinical Practice on “How to identify, assess and utilise mobile medical applications in clinical practice” as an introductory guide for medical partitioners looking to incorporate their mobile devices into clinical practice
Personal fitness trackers pose a great boon to daily monitoring of activities, but could be used for other outpatient health monitoring if further development applied.
New mobile apps offer a relatively new way of keeping up with the medical literature, however, new possibilities may arise to enhance the speed and access to key articles pertinent to clinical practice.
Smartphones offer a novel way to identify medications via their built in camera, outpacing traditional methods relying on user input of pill characteristics.
It is not often that I come across an app that I feel can impact me or my family directly, but companies are now reaching out to engage patient communities through mobile technology that I think will affect everyone one day.
A recent survey of 2,000 adults by the Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that many patients would share their personal data with insurers for rewards. This includes data regarding their lifestyles and medical tests (e.g. blood pressure, genetic tests) they undergo. In recognition for their endeavors for better personal health management, they would want lower premiums […]
Epocrates recently released Bugs + Drugs app aggregates sensitivities of pathogens in the community and then helps the user understand what treatments are viable. However, as seen in our review, there are significant flaws that preclude to its clinical use at this time.
The next step in smartphone evolution is at hand with modular phone development. While a customizable phone may be beneficial for many users, it may have large implications in healthcare.
After spending several months with the new Nexus 7, I have found it to be an improvement over the original and has replaced my iPad on daily activities. However, I still use my iPad for clinical duties due to the greater availability of medical apps.