Can you imagine visiting your physician while he or she communicates with a scribe thousands of miles away? Google and Augmedix believe that is the future of medicine, according to The Washington Post.
Augmedix, a San Francisco-based Google Glass startup, uses the pair of glasses and its own medical scribes to enhance the patient-provider relationship.
Approximately 500 physicians in 27 states pay between $1,500 and $4,000 per month to wear Google Glass throughout the day. Attached to the pair of glasses is a small camera, through which a medical scribe can watch an entire appointment and transcribe the patient’s information. If the physician has a patient-related question, the scribe can check the patient’s information and send the physician an answer, which will pop up in the right-hand corner of the glasses.