Timothy Aungst, PharmD

The next frontier, attaching health sensors directly into your smartphone

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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.

Testing the Nexus 7 versus my iPad in the hospital setting

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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.

Smartwatches and the battle for your health

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With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the upcoming Fitbit Force, the smartwatch war for your health has begun.

Medication Adherence apps are all the buzz, but are they worth it?

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While there are plenty of medication adherence apps on the market, the issue of addressing the multiple forms of nonadherence are complicated. Developers need to address the multiple causes of nonadherence and work with clinicians and patients in developing apps to suit their needs for sustainable outcomes.

Government Shutdown Impacts Medical Research and Online Resources

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Well, the US Government shutdown is upon us, and has caused quite a stir in the news. Aside from the political mess currently ongoing, the shutdown has closed down some popular tourist destinations and furloughed multiple Federal workers. However, does the shutdown impact the medical field or ongoing research? Tentatively, at this current time it appears so, with a longer shutdown more likely to cause visible consternation in the medical field.

Plagiarism amongst Medical Reference Apps still an Issue

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Plagiarism is an all to frequent occurrence on the app store. Recently, three doctors stand accused of plagiarizing a popular textbook and face charges that may lead to losing their medical licenses.

Interview with Dr. Patrick Hymel the Co-Founder of MedSnap

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A new comer on the market that is creating some buzz is MedSnap. The company brings a novel product that is capable of identifying medications with the camera equipped on the iPhone. As a pharmacist, I have readily been amazed at this product and the ramifications it could pose in care and its uses by both patients and health care professionals. One of the co-founders, Dr. Patrick Hymel answered a few questions we posed to him about MedSnap. Dr. Hymel […]

Implementing mobile technology to reduce hospital readmissions

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Mobile technology offers the opportunity to assess patients in the home environment and reduce costs and overhead by linking data attained from daily measurements with clinical assessment.

Syncing personal health data with big data to reduce healthcare costs

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Health data has been moving from “big” data to “Massive” data whereby patient information from the home is being incorporated into analytics to help reduce healthcare costs.

How to access Micromedex Drug Information App with a Password

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Yesterday many noticed that when they went to look up drug information they were unable to do so via their Micromedex Drug Information app on the iOS platform. Those on Android did not notice anything and this will probably be news to them. In any event, it appears that the issue of the app requesting a password is due to an error on Truven’s part. It occurred when they went to update their Drug Information app, and unintentionally put a […]

iMedicalApps editors challenge medical app developers to improve quality in JAMA Dermatology article

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It is our hope at iMedicalApps that as more research is published and a greater attention is drawn on this nascent market that the medical community and developers may work together to address the current downfalls of the mobile medical application market.

The Apple iWatch will be patient driven

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Apple’s iWatch is on the horizon, but based upon early personnel acquisitions, it may play a large role in patient health based on built in sensors and integration with the current iOS.