Startup planning to use Google Glass to help Doctors increase time with patient.
Data gathered by Augmedix, a startup that is using Google Glass to cut down on the time doctors spend doing non-patient-facing tasks, has shown that patients will not mind their doctor wearing the new technology from Google.
During a talk at the Health Innovation Summit in San Francisco, Augmedix co-founder and CEO, Ian Shaki,l said that of 200 patients asked before a visit if they minded seeing a doctor wearing Google Glass, only 3 said they did mind.
Despite not being all too surprising considering Augmedix’s mission, it does show that the device may be seen as acceptable, especially in professional situations.
Though he is not ready to give many specifics about precisely how Augmedix is using Glass to help doctors, Shakil spoke of how doctors spend about a quarter of their day on office tasks such as reimbursement and note-taking.
He thinks that the features offered by Glass can help doctors deal with these tasks.
Shakil said during his talk that while Augmedix is testing its software with Google Glass, the company is "hardware agnostic" and open to working with other wearable devices. "Our focus is really rehumanizing the doctor-patient interaction," he said.