Surgeon gives TED talk on using Google Glass in the OR

Google Glass can help surgeons avoid wrong-side surgery, a surgical "never-event," according to Rafael Grossmann, M.D., from Caracas, Venezuela, a general, trauma, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon who practices in Maine, and who recently delivered a TED talk on the use of Google Glass in the operating room. FierceHealthIT covered his blog post on Google Glass in June. In the video, Grossman talks about how the device can help avoid medical errors, the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. "We need to find better tools...for us to do no harm," Grossman said, touting checklists, but that they're not enough. "[Google Glass] has the potential in healthcare to do incredible things, and disrupt healthcare, changing the way we do medicine. Let the checklist come to us automatically, in a smart intuitive way," Grossman said in the talk. Video

Suggested Articles

Veterans Health Administration medical facilities currently have a paper medical record backlog that if stacked up would be 5.15 miles high, according to the…

The Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to privacy restrictions on patients' substance use treatment records.

An FDA official said the agency is in discussions with multiple stakeholders to create a universal unique medical device identifier to be stored in EHRs.