Augmented Reality is not even well defined yet. I’d like to say that we have a ‘display’ Augmented Reality (where you have apps that put huge 3D forms in front of you out of nowhere), but also a ‘reception’ Augmented Reality. What does this mean? It is the capability of equipping personnel with a certain device that allows them (or their team) to keep track of their surroundings which enables them to perform a better job.
This is how we introduce Augmedix, which is a very interesting and simple application concept: Using Augmented Reality to keep a virtual medical scribe and reduce the time a physician spends writing in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). This way, the physician spends more time talking with the patient, discussing the patient’s condition, and the patient is not left suffering because some detail was left out of the clinical record (humans can make mistakes).
This video here displays how Augmedix works:
Is Augmedix a complex app? No, it isn’t, but it certainly is groundbreaking! This application is going to change the way physicians work, how they approach their patients, and how they talk to their patients. Believe me, it’s not only going to change the quality of life for us physicians – but for patients too. Augmedix could also have the medical scribe point out if something was left out of the medical consult, and send notation (with discretion) into the Google Glass so the physician can rectify the approach, reducing the potential of a mishap occuring during the medical consultation.
Augmedix also proves that it’s important to be a step ahead in telementoring, or even giving a lesson on how a medical consult should be approached. Can you imagine a classroom with 30 people watching through Augmedix and learning how the consult proceeds?
We are excited about Augmedix, are you? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section!.