The Healthcare IT Applications of Google Glass

Dr. John D. Halamka tests out Google Glass and talks about how it could be helpful in a hospital setting.

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Ten years ago, no one could imagine a world in which everyone walked around carrying a smartphone. Although Google Glass may make the wearer appear a bit Borg-like, it's highly likely that computing built into the items we wear will seem entirely normal soon.

I will report back on our Google Glass experiments as they unfold.

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, a full Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Emergency Physician. This article originally appeared on his blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO, and was republished by U.S. News & World Report with permission.



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