Author Archive | Timothy Aungst, PharmD

Patients would share their data with Insurers for rewards

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 […]

Government Shutdown Impacts Medical Research and Online Resources

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 […]

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

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 […]