How Google Glass Automates Patient Documentation For Dignity Health

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/16/14 1:55 PM

The doctor will see you now — through Google Glass.

Physicians at California health care-provider Dignity Health are using Google Inc.’s Glass to double the amount of time they spend seeing patients daily. The wearable computer is outfitted with software that automatically enters data generated during exams into electronic medical records. Physicians say the technology reduces by more than two-thirds the time spent documenting patient visits.

Dignity physicians can now document patient visits in 15 minutes — far less than the two hours they previously spent after every shift typing data into a computer, said Dr. Davin Lundquist, a family physician and chief medical information officer at Dignity Health. He said the set-up lets him “think about what the patient is telling me,” rather than having to continually pause to type notes on his iPad.

Read the entire article on The Wall Street Journal.

Additional coverage on dignityhealth.org.

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