Iltifat Husain, MD |

“OK Google” is a voice command that is used to activate Google Now search on Android phones and Google Glass. For some Android phones, such as the Moto X, it even works when your phone is in sleep mode. With a recent UpToDate software update, you can now use “Ok Google” to search and activate medical content using just voice dictation. It doesn’t seem like a big deal until you think about the various applications for this.

Looking for prescription dosing: You can use this new feature to look up specific prescription dosing. If you’re looking for specific dosing of a medication, just say “OK Google, search UpToDate for dosing of …”.

Looking up disease pathology: For example, you can say, “OK Google, search UpToDate for myocardial infarction”:

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