Our teams continue to work on Google Glass applications for Emergency Department workflow improvement. Here’s a photo of our team at work with a stealthy startup developing healthcare solutions on Google Glass.
Issues we’ve had to address include decision making about thin client web versus thick client functionality, enabling a persistent secure network connection, and ensuring secure data flows through servers.
At the moment we are optimizing the user experience and beginning our study design to record patient reactions and clinician experiences.
If patients object we will not use Glass for their encounter. Quantifying patient reactions will be very useful. We are still working out how we will do this.
I’ll report back as soon as we have experience in actual use.
In addition to his CIO role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka blogs at GeekDoctor.blogspot.com.