- How Google Glass Could Revolutionize Medicine [iMedical Apps]
- How Long Until Your Doctor is Wearing Google Glass? [Venture Beat]
- Potential Medical Applications of Google's Augmented Reality Project [Medical Electronics Design]
- How Will Google Glass Change The Health Space? [MedCrunch]
- Google Glass and the Future of Medicine [HL7 Health]
- Google Glass Features: How Medical Uses Will Revolutionize Your Healthcare [Video at Medical Daily]
It got me to thinking that there are so many cool and futuristic things we can (and should) be doing in healthcare. However, if all the best thinkers are focusing on the "future" - who will be focusing on the present? By always coming out with new technologies, we seem to have created a "time-shift brain drain", which means we may not be focusing on how to improve or innovate with the stuff we have RIGHT NOW. It might not be as fun to optimize the slow, clunky "EMR 1.0" we use today, but it is important, and will help free up time for doctors and others to actually take a breath and do what they are good at (e.g. higher order thinking) rather than the rote, repeatable tasks which have to be done every day (e.g. med refills, reviewing every single lab, documenting every single action...)! And this is especially important as a new study illustrates how "time constraints make it harder for physicians to solve the medical mysteries that confront them".
So it led me to write my May "Innovator at Large" column in Clinical Innovation + Technology, it's called "Do The Easy First"... which is a "Call to Action" for healthcare innovators everywhere to start thinking about both the present and the future... as it will be much easier to evolve our healthcare system if we make sure it does not go extinct first!
Do the Easy First (April 24, 2013)