Google Glass Expands Possibilities For High-Tech Doctor Visits, But Danger Lurks At Edges
Advocates envision a world in which technology allows office visits to be transcribed in real time or compares patient records to determine a diagnosis. But, in a situation where a glitch could have fatal consequences, moving away from human scribes could be a grave mistake.
The Washington Post:
Coming To A Doctor’s Office Near You: Live-Streaming Your Exam With Google Glass
Jim Andrews is in a medical office wearing just a hospital gown, staring at his doctor of 11 years, who is staring back at him through the sleek, metallic lens of Google Glass. As the doctor examines Andrews, a new kind of medical scribe is watching the examination, transcribing everything he sees. The scribe, named Rahul, is thousands of miles away in India, and he is viewing the office visit live through the pint-size, WiFi-connected camera attached to the doctor’s glasses. (Dwoskin, 9/27)