It's a busy week for Google Glass-led collaborations.
First, UCLA announced this week that physicians at the university's medical center will use Google Glass technology to train surgeons in Paraguay and Brazil remotely. Now, Mountain View, Calif.-based electronic health record (EHR) application developer, drchrono is becoming the first EHR vendor to integrate its application into the wearable technology. This, drchrono claims, will create the first wearable EHR.
Google Glass, the wearable technology that is worn like conventional glasses, has made inroads in healthcare settings. While it's unclear if drchrono has created anything concrete, the company did list a number of potential use cases for the wearable technology. Some of the use cases include recording videos of patient encounters or surgeries for documentation purposes, real-time data streaming of patient encounters, real-time notifications on patients, and taking a photo that can be integrated into the medical record seamlessly.
drchrono did announce that it was expanding its integration with Box, a cloud storage provider, by enabling medical data captured with Glass to be available on Box's cloud content platform.
"The iPad was a new consumption device that changed the world, and now we are seeing that doctors want to use more and more hands-free technology. Glass is one of the first of its kind to do this. A physician wants to practice medicine and not be burdened with all of the paperwork that goes on in the practice. We knew this would be an important app to integrate into our EHR platform, and we're excited to now offer this to doctors using drchrono," Michael Nusimow, CEO and co-founder of drchrono, said in a statement.