Chris Madison, Simulation Technician had Hangout: re: Google Glass in Simulation Training
Tonight at 8 pm, Chris Madision, of Hartford Hospital Center for Education, Simulation and Innnovation is having a hangout to discuss his organizations work with Google Glass and how it has impacted the learning process. (Go to www.InternetMedicine.com/watch)
Google Glass, said simulation technician Chris Madison, seemed like a natural fit.
“We can test things like ‘what if we put the mannequin’s vital [signs] on Glass?'” Madison said. “We can start examining how that impacts patient care.”
Since there is not yet scientific proof — only a hunch — that Glass would help doctors, CESI aims to conduct and publish a research study on using Glass.
The center is also looking into more advanced features, such as linking a fiber optic camera to Glass, or creating a scheduling app to assign emergency room doctors to patients, said Dr. Thomas Nowicki, an ER physician and director of cognitive simulation at CESI.
Another idea is to beam vital lab test results to ER doctors that signal when a patient needs immediate attention.
“The thing we’re balancing it all against is information overload,” Nowicki said. “If you get told everything that’s happening, it’s overwhelming and not useful.”
On the opposite side of the emergency care spectrum are community health centers, which provide services for elderly or low-income patients.