Timothy Aungst, PharmD

KDIGO Mobile app brings nephrology guidelines to the iPad

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KDIGO has recently release their guidelines in mobile format with an app that delivers their literature in a easily navigable fashion

CVS leads the way in mobile app design by community pharmacies

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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.

Use of Google Glass in forensic medicine, suggests other applications

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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.

Community pharmacies should be used as centers for mobile health technologies

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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.

iMedicalApps publishes a How to Guide on mobile medical applications

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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

How fitness trackers could be used inpatient and outpatient to monitor medication effects

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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.

Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature

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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 are Revolutionizing Pill Identification

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Smartphones offer a novel way to identify medications via their built in camera, outpacing traditional methods relying on user input of pill characteristics.

ThaliMe is a health app that excites me as a patient and health care professional

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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.

Patients would share their data with Insurers for rewards

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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 or potential rewards. While many insurers have been exploring the use of programs and identification of mobile applications to help their members live better lives, […]

Popular Epocrates Bugs & Drugs App used by Physicians is flawed, should be removed from App Store

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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.