In the MIT Technology Review Rachel Metz reports from RockHealth’s recent Health Innovation Summit asking “Would you make an appointment with a doctor sporting computerized eyewear?” before reporting on how a survey of 200 Patients (by Augmedix – a company that already has spend more than $6,000 buying the glasses for Doctors in it’s efforts to come up with a “killer app” for the technology) might suggest that Patients “Don’t Mind If the Doc Wears Google Glass“.
I’ve outlined here how I think the key innovation that these devices will trigger will result from the need Doctors will suddenly have to routinely document care if some of their Patients are going to be able to do it for themselves so easily.
In the comments ‘jpost’ also suggests something that opens up another can of worms:
“I can hear the ambulance chasers now, smacking their lips while gleefully rubbing their hands in eager anticipation of a new, deep-pocketed stream of medical malpractice revenues. I can also hear the late night ads – “If you have been treated by a physician wearing Google Glasses and had an unsatisfactory outcome, call…”
Since when did Google need to use something as clumsy and poorly targeted as late night ads? Unless the technology doesn’t work surely Google will already know if you’ve been seen by a Google Glass wearing wearing Clinician?
Instead of an “If you have been treated by a physician wearing Google Glasses” call it’s probably more likely to be a SMS on your mobile informing you that “you’ve just been treated by a physician who was wearing Google Glasses and *HIGHEST BIDDER* Solicitors thinks you’ve had an unsatisfactory outcome”…