Google Glass Perfect for Patient Instructions
by John Bennett
“Ok, Glass: Start Patient Record”
That would be addressing one of the weakest parts of the doctor-patient encounter; Patient Instructions. The doc is harried, busy, clinic-full of patients, and he may scribble what he wants the patient to do, before moving on to the other full patient rooms. The doctor may say it, but not write it. Most of the time the patient leaves the office confused. That may be the reason why there is such a high rate of non-compliancy of patients picking up their prescription.
Using the Google Glass to record the discharge instruction allows the patient to review, over, and over, what the doctors said. The instructions the doctor may have said to the patient are now RECORDED, so those instructions are not lost in the air. Let’s face it, the patient is nervous, probably does not know what is going on, the doctor is in a hurry and the patient just wants to get the script and get the hell out of Dodge.
It might be conceivable that the use of Google Glass with the practitioner will be limited to solely giving patient instructions. Seem it might be less intimidating that a wall camera, or a camera mounted on a stand, but simpley worn as a pair of glasses, with the twinkling eyes of the doc looking at you! There is something poetic in there somewhere.
I am betting that compliancy with medications rises, if Doctors use Google Glass for this purpose. And the doctor might even throw a few words about
educating the patient on his or her malady, but let’s just it simple for now, and get the darn Google Glass into the room, solely for Patient Instructions. We bet
its role expands in the future.
We need a study. Sergei and Larry, are you listening?
whole visit make start to make sense.