Doctors across the world are increasingly embracing Google Glass, both during consultation and during surgeries, a new study reveals.
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has come out with a custom retrieval system using which doctors in the ER can call up a patient's information by simply scanning a Quick response (QR) code on the wall of each room. According to the hospital's Chief Information Officer, Dr John Halamka, they have been using the system for the past three months.
While currently around four ER doctors are using the technology, Dr Halamka said that it will be made available to all interested doctors by the end of this month.
"Google Glass is a new medium that seems best suited for retrieval of summarized information and it really differentiates itself when it comes to real-time updates and notifications. When paired with location services, it will be able to truly deliver actionable information to clinicians in real time. We believe the ability to access and confirm clinical information at the bedside is one of the strongest features of Google Glass", Dr Halamka said.