Don Ward Hackett
Don Hackett entered the news industry in 1967 and began reading The Mercury News (San Jose) online in 1982. Don currently serves as the publisher for the Precision Vax information network. Since 1989, Don has helped launch several digital health companies (drKoop.com, Mirixa, Digital Pharmacists, etc.) focused on medication & vaccine information management.
Furthermore, Don deployed the first pharmaceutical-sponsored digital advertising network, enabled doctor-to-pharmacy prescription transactions in New Jersey, and filed patents for online clinical trial recruitment and drug interaction databases in the 1990s. And in the mid-1990s. Don also worked with the federal task force that drafted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Don and partners filed various patents, including digital drug interactions and clinical trial recruitment.
'We believe vaccine information should be based on unbiased scientific research and published in a 'positive' voice, with a neutral industry 'tone,' encouraging patient-provider conversations to reduce over-and-under vaccinations.'
Activities: Association of Health Care Journalists; Texas e-Health Alliance, University of Texas College of Pharmacy; and is an ongoing supporter of the pharmacy industry's role in delivering enhanced patient care.