Remedy is another startup looking to bring Google Glass to a hospital near you. Founded by two sisters, Noor and Gina Siddiqui, the company wants to make doctor’s job easier by quickly collecting and piecing together case data on patients. Their solution doesn’t creates any crazy visuals like you would see in the “Minority Report” movie; rather, the experience is basic and doctors like that.
Although Remedy’s first pilot was very small, 91% of the surgeons said they found the solution useful for managing patient treatments.Thus far, Remedy has managed to test out its technology with three Harvard-affiliated hospitals in the Boston area. The Google Glass app connects it with some desktop software to allow physician assistants to collect and share visuals of patients to surgeons on call. In the “normal world,” these assistants just call the surgeons over the phone and verbally describe the status of the patient; with Remedy, they can beam photos and videos directly to the Glass.
In other words, Remedy’s software syncs between Google Glass and case management software letting doctors quickly flip through a full portfolio of photos, videos and other information to make a decision. In one case, a patient was rushed into surgery because a surgeon using Remedy overruled the physicians assistant’s diagnosis. Through the app, they recognized that the patient needed more urgent care.
Although, Remedy’s first pilot was very small with 25 cases involving eight surgeons and six physician’s assistants, 91% of the surgeons said they found it useful for managing patient treatments. What’s more, patients had no problems with their doctors using Glass during their work.
“The fact that people are actually changing what they’re doing is pretty incredible,” said Noor Siddiqui, a Thiel fellow.