It's increasingly becoming a digital world, and businesses are looking to turn healthcare into the next field to reap the benefits of rampant technological growth. After all, its a multi-billion dollar market, we have an aging population, and new therapies are coming to the field all the time. For me, keeping up with all of these developments has increasingly been a fund endeavor, but over the years I have found many people asking me for input on new technologies and their impact on the pharmacy landscape and patient care opportunities. For that reason, I created The Digital Apothecary as a place for people to read about novel tools, devices, and developments that I think may make a difference.
Why the focus on Digital Health?
It's an amazing time for patients to be able to use wearable devices to capture data in realtime and share it with their health team. I love to watch what is being developed and imagine how pharmacy can use this to monitor therapeutic outcomes and improve care.
Timothy Aungst, PharmD is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University, Worcester, MA. He graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes-Barre, PA, in 2011. Afterwards, he pursued a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, with an emphasis on Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Geriatric Care. He then completed a fellowship program focused on geriatric care, Medicare/Medicaid and drug management, and academia.