Google Glass-powered startup receives funding from major health centers

Five health systems are putting their support behind a service that uses Google Glass to ease the workload on providers when it comes to electronic medical record documentation.

Augmedix Inc. recently brought in $17 million in funding, with investments from Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, TriHealth Inc. and one other unnamed organization, according to an announcement.

"Wearable technology holds tremendous promise, especially for enhancing the office visit experience," Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health's vice president and chief of digital patient experience, said in the announcement. "We are committed to partnering with our patients, and value how our growing network of digital health innovators helps strengthen those patient-doctor relationships in new ways." Announcement