#Google #Glasses in the hospital: A “mixture of intrigue and skepticism. #HIT #EMR

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When it comes to health information technology — a term that encompasses everything from medical records to monitors — John Halamka — the chief information officer at  of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — is the man. Here he reports on wearable computing in the hospital.

Here’s what we’ve learned thus far:
 
halamkaPatients have been intrigued by Google Glass, but no one has expressed a concern about them. Boston is home to many techies and a few patients asked detailed questions about the technology. The bright orange pair of Glass we have been testing is as subtle as a neon hunter’s vest, so it was hard to miss.
 
Staff members have definitely noticed them and responded with a mixture of intrigue and skepticism. Those who tried them on briefly did seem impressed. More from Halamka on his own blog Life as a Healthcare CIO.
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