Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Employs Google Glass and QR Codes to “See” ED Patients
by Lisa D. Ellis
An innovative pairing of Google Glass and QR codes is transforming the way physicians “see” patients—and is ramping up the cutting-edge delivery of clinical care.
Using technology in innovative ways
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), which is a major teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School in Boston, has long been recognized for its vision in incorporating the newest technologies into its daily operations. The medical center’s latest endeavor is with Internet giant Google, along with a start-up called Wearable Intelligence.
Wearable Intelligence has been working with BIDMC personnel to tailor the wearable technology known as Google Glass to operate most efficiently and effectively in BIDMC’s fast-paced and demanding emergency department setting, which experiences about 55,000+ visits per year. For the most critically ill of these patients, a delay of mere seconds in accessing crucial data and information can mean the difference between life and death.
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