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Google Glass in pilot for real-time ER care

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Google Glass is featured in yet another trial, this time in the ER of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. The study started last Friday and is scheduled to run for six months.

“No one is as far along as us,” [Paul Porter, an emergency medicine doctor at the hospital,] tells the Journal. “We think this has tremendous potential to make care better for people, faster and eventually cheaper.”

The version of software that the trial is using only streams video and audio, it does not store it, and it uses encrypted data streams. This makes it the only Google Glass implementation that adheres to Federal patient privacy laws, according to the researchers.

Glass certainly has grabbed the imagination of researchers and practicing clinicians. Keep an eye on this technology as healthcare may provide more opportunities for it than society in general.

Source: Fierce Health IT

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