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Winning Move in the Windy City: Chicago’s MedEx Rolls Out First Google Glass Equipped Ambulances in U.S.


Winning Move in the Windy City Chicago's MedEx Rolls Out First Google Glass Equipped Ambulances in U.S.Google Glass may soon get a second life as a helping hand in the healthcare sector.

Though Google Glass has flopped (at the moment) as a consumer product, it will has value in many ways.

That’s the view of MedEx, a Chicagoland provider of ambulance and telemedicine services. It is the first ambulance company in the country to use Google Glass to visually connect paramedics in the field.

MedEx has rolled out 10 ambulances outfitted with Google Glass capability — a feature that lets paramedics transmit live audio and video to hospitals.

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Could Google Glass for First Responders, EMTs Be Next Telemedicine Move?


Emergency servicesThird Eye Health is a company with a mission — a Google Glass mission.

The firm believes that Google Glass — which enjoyed a brief media hubbub before fading from the scene — could instead make a splash in healthcare: “improving acute care by speeding up the way EMTs and ER physicians communicate with each other.”

When MedCity News recently interviewed Third Eye Health founder and CEO Daniel Herbstman, it discovered that Herbstman sees many possibilities to partner with hospital partners to pilot Google Glass innovations.

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The Future of Healthcare is Wearable Technology


The Future Of Healthcare In Wearable TechnologyWhen you hear of wearable technology such as Apple’s long-awaited iWatch smartwatch, or Google Glass, most in the medical industry think of them as novelty items or advanced electronic gadgets with potential for the future. However, when you dig a bit further and look at their full range of potential today, wearable technology can be designed in a manner to manage health concerns very effectively in 2014.

According to Timothy Arcuri, an analyst with Cowen & Co., their is potential for subsidizing Apple’s iWatch with health insurers. Rumors have it that iWatch has built-in sensors that can be used to track diet, exercise, and overall health. On top of that, there may be potential for wearable technology to perform more advanced functions such as noninvasive blood pressure readings, heart rate monitoring, and even blood cell count.

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Google Glass for Doctors? It’s Happening


Google Glass for Doctors It's HappeningMost doctors agree that the hospital is the perfect testing ground for Google Glass. With more and more doctors looking for efficient ways to care for patients, many believe that the wearable tech could make healthcare more efficient and more effective. With immediate access to information, doctors can give more accurate diagnoses, communicate more effectively, and even find a way to distract anxious children in medical settings.

Most recently, the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas has been using augmented reality technology to take children on digital field trips. Not only has this been a morale-booster for children unable to leave the hospital because of medical conditions, it has also lessened the anxiety that seems innate in some children when staying in the hospital.

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Google Glass to Provide Mobile Access to Patient Images, Health Info


Google Glass to Provide Mobile Access to Patient Images, Health InfoGoogle Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize and expedite traditional medical care, while increasing efficiency and reducing human error.

That’s the expectation of countless industry analysts and market watchers who expect big things from Google Glass in mHealth and telemedicine.

Case in point: OneDX recently unveiled Google Glass as a new platform for mobile access to patient images and health information

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Google Glass Comes to Rhode Island ER


Google Glass Comes to Rhode Island ERGoogle Glass is on its way to the emergency room in Rhode Island.

According to the Providence Journal, Rhode Island Hospital’s emergency department will be the first to test Google Glass on medical conditions detected and treated in the ER.

Specifically, attending physicians will use Google Glass technology to stream live images of a patient’s medical condition “to a consulting specialist located elsewhere.”

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Google Glass for Doctors? Don’t Hold Your Breath


Google Glass for Doctors Don't Hold Your BreathGoogle Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize and expedite traditional medical care, while increasing efficiency and reducing human error.

That’s the expectation of countless industry analysts and market watchers who expect big things from Google Glass in mHealth and telemedicine.

But they’re also not expecting these things for a while. A long, long while.
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