The Search Engine Will See You Now

by Jason Skinner, CMO - Wednesday, September 04, 2013

It was only a matter of time before Google Glass made it into the hospital setting. Check out some of the potential benefits this hands-free, voice-activated supercomputer (and much more) could offer during surgery, patient rounds, and other healthcare functions in the not-too-distant future.

Recent articles illustrate the many benefits Google Glass could have on health care:

Comparing patient scans to the live procedure, as described in this Fast Company article...

Streaming video to med students anywhere in the world as a teaching tool, an idea shared by a surgeon in this piece from FierceHealthIT...

Guiding nurses as they administer medication, one of the ideas put forward in this US News & World Report column...

From real-time consults and reducing errors to educating the next generation of physicians, these are just a few of the implications Google Glass could have on healthcare providers armed with search capabilities.

So don't be surprised to see Google Glass become as ubiquitous in hospitals and physician offices as a white coat and scrubs in the next five years.

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