Medical Google Glass startup Augmedix said recently it partnered with Aryaka to use its global SD-WAN technologies to provide reliable and fast network connectivity for its smartglass platform.
Augmedix touted Aryaka’s system, saying it is built on a global private network that bypasses the public internet to improve stability and application performance.
“A reliable and fast global connectivity platform is key for the effective implementation of Augmedix’s revolutionary technology. Doctors spend a significant amount of their time on EHR documentation. Aryaka helps Augmedix take away the burden of documentation from doctors by enabling the task to be outsourced to scribes around the world. Our mission is to re-humanize health care and revolutionize the doctor-patient engagement using wearable technology/IoT. We now experience significantly improved application performance, low and stable latencies over the network, and better quality of service,” Augmedix VP Venkat Kankipati said in prepared remarks.
“We are excited to support Augmedix in their efforts of harnessing IoT to revolutionize patient care in the United States. Rapid transfer of IoT data in real-time between distant global locations requires a fast and stable connectivity medium. Not only does Aryaka’s global SD-WAN deliver fast and predictable application performance, stable latencies, and low packet loss, but it can be deployed within days, unlike MPLS which can take months, and thus, support the agility needs of rapidly growing companies like Augmedix,” Aryaka founder & CTO Ashwath Nagaraj said in a press release.
In April, Augmedix said it closed a $17 million strategic round of funding with investments from 5 healthcare systems across the U.S. to support its Google Glass-powered service.
The company aims to help physicians to spend more time with patients and less time “feeding the beast” that is the electronic health record system, claiming the experience will help “rehumanize” the physician experience.