Timothy Aungst, PharmD

Google Glass in medicine, all hype or the start of a revolution?

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Since Google Glass was released, there have been many Explorers seeking to apply it into Medical Practice. However, was Google Glass all hype, or is this a next technological innovation in medicine?

Upcoming clinical trial seeks to prove a medical app can improve physical activity

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Researchers are currently working on launching a study to investigate whether a mobile medical application can help increase physical activity via a randomized controlled trial.

MedSnap offers an innovative way to identify medications with a smartphone camera

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Several months ago, I was at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Despite the tumultuous event and large showcase room, I found myself pulled to a small booth demonstrating a new and novel way to identify medications with a smartphone camera. The company is called MedSnap, and was founded by Dr. Patrick Hymel, an ex-ER physician, and Dr. Stephen Brosette out of Birmingham, AL. The essence of the product is that MedSnap incorporates the camera […]

Apple app store still leads Android in total number of medical apps

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While the number of mobile applications have steadily proliferated across all mobile devices, Apple has maintained its hold on leading in the number of mobile medical applications.

Smart Pill bottles, medication adherence, and preventing readmissions

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Smart pill boxes offer the opportunity to improve patient adherence to medications and may help reduce hospital readmissions for chronic diseases.

How to cite a Tweet and other social media in a medical journal

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Social media has blossomed recently as a repository for professionals to share ideas and thoughts. This article lays out how to cite these influences into publications and research.

Study looks at mobile medical app overload and has suggestions to correct the problem

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Are we at the point of ‘app overload’? A recent study argues that we are, and makes suggestions on how to fix the problem.

Study shows only 50 percent of cancer apps actually contain clinical evidence

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Recently, there have been numerous studies reviewing what types of apps are available for medical specialties. In a recent review of oncology apps, a lack of evidence was noted within half of the apps.

Study suggests researchers should use social media ‘app’ websites to engage patients in disease surveillance

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Disease surveillance in the community could be attained through disease related social media websites via patient participation.

Study: Medical apps improve Physician ability to answer clinical questions in resource limited areas

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A recent study in JAMIA evaluated whether medical residents in Botswana had better clinical reference access through mobile medical applications over searching through PubMed4Hh.

Study shows opioid converting medical apps lack consistency

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Opioid converters are readily available as mobile apps. However, recent research has demonstrated that there is a discrepancy in the consistency of their calculations.

Survey results show how medical student use of medical apps differs from resident physicians

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A recent survey amongst UK medical students and junior doctors found a high use of smartphones and medical application usage in clinical situations and in medical education.