Drchrono, an electronic medical record company, has established the first “wearable health record” and sees the application being incorporated into Google Glass for use in clinics and hospitals.
According to an article on Reuters, doctors who register for the Drchrono app for Glass can use it to record a consultation or surgery with the patient’s permission. Videos, photos and notes are stored in the patient’s electronic medical record or in Box, a cloud-based storage and collaboration service and can be shared with the patient on request.
San Francisco-based podiatrist Dr. Bill J. Metaxas, who uses Glass in the operating room, has warned physicians to take safety measures before using the technology, such as getting clients’ consent and “locking down security settings.” He also said that 99% of patients agreed for the gadget to be used.
“Google is still in the early-stages of determining the most viable use-cases for Google Glass,” said Drchrono co-founder Daniel Kivatinos. “But some doctors are demanding Glass, so Google is providing resources and support to developers.”
Missy Krasner, Box spokeswoman and former Google Health employee, explained that she is aware of at least 20 other venture-backed startups pushing similar innovations.