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Alex Kane Rudansky
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10/10/2013 | 3:27:06 PM
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How long until we see Glass as a fixture in every OR? What are the costs associated with this?
shakeeb
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11/30/2013 | 10:18:55 PM
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@Alex – not sure if google has already decided on the prices, but this is surely a great innovation that will help millions of doctors around the world.
GAProgrammer
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10/10/2013 | 8:15:17 PM
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"In another use case, a doctor could walk into a patient's room and begin talking to the patient while looking at the key data from an EHR on Google Glass. This could reduce the barrier that arises between doctor and patient when the doctor has to look at a computer screen to get this information, said Frances Dare, managing director of Accenture's connected health business."
Talk about overstating your impact - instead of a computer monitor, the barrier will be Google Glass, as the patient will be wondering what the doctor is looking at in his Google Glass, not to mention the doctor being distracted. Rather than enhancing the doctor-patient relationship, I think this application just makes it worse.
Drew Conry-Murray
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10/11/2013 | 12:00:27 AM
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I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. I can see it potentially being useful in surgery, and as a training tool, but for interacting with patients one on one? Absolutely not. Doctors already have a poor reputation when it comes to interacting with patients. Having them scanning medical records instead of listening and observing seems like a bad idea.
shakeeb
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11/30/2013 | 10:20:38 PM
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@ACM – don't you think that once the patient knows about this technology they would understand and cooperate with the doctor?
David F. Carr
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10/11/2013 | 2:06:50 PM
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The challenge is whether this could ever become so unobtrusive that it's clearly an aid, a virtual extension of the doctor's knowledge and memory.
David F. Carr
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10/11/2013 | 2:08:58 PM
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Has anyone actually worn the prototype into an operating room to test it in a realistic scenario? Even if you wouldn't want to risk the surgeon being distracted, I'd think there might be a possibility of another doctor to go into the operating room as an observer.

Any issues with sterilizing the equipment without damaging the electronics?


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