Doctors Use Google Glass and QR codes To Keep Track Of Patient Records

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Doctors Use Google Glass and QR codes To Keep Track Of Patient RecordsA Boston hospital has developed a system using Google Glass, that allows doctors to scan QR codes on hospital room walls so that patient information can be reviewed.

Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has described the system on his blog post:

“In the Emergency Department, we’ve developed a prototype of a new information system using Google Glass, a high tech pair of glasses that includes a video camera, video screen, speaker, microphone, touch pad, and motion sensor.

Here’s how it works.

When a clinician walks into an emergency department room, he or she looks at [a] bar code (a QR or Quick Response code) placed on the wall. Google Glass immediately recognizes the room and then the ED Dashboard sends information about the patient in that room to the glasses, appearing in the clinician’s field of vision. The clinician can speak with the patient, examine the patient, and perform procedures while seeing problems, vital signs, lab results and other data.”

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