Health IT User, Developer or Patient? Workflowista? I’m Giving Away A Bunch of Google Glass Invites!


That’s it! All gone. It was a lot of fun. And I especially like that I didn’t have to make any difficult decisions. Everyone with a good reason to get a Google Glass invite got an Google Glass invite. 12 in all!

12/19/13 3:30 EST

Three more Google Glass Invites just went out, for a total of nine invites distributed so far. I have three remaining invites — first come, first serve (as long as you are a patient, health IT developer, or clinician, of course!).

PS Do you have any unused Glass invites? Want to distribute them to the same sort of deserving folks as I’ve been sending invites on to? Feel free to forward that email from Google to c h u c k w e b s t e r m d at g m a i l c o m.


12/19/13 Update!

That’s a total of nine (9) Google Glass invites! But wait! What’s this… I’ve just been handed three more Glass invites to give away to patients, clinicians, and health IT developers (if you’re in mhealth, I’d jump on this!). We’re getting down to the wire and I’ve got 6 more invites to hand out! That is a total of 12 (twelve!) Google Glass invites going to improve healthcare workflows! The invites expire on the 23rd and I have to submit them in batches of three. I think I have two ready to go out. So one more and that’s that batch, leaving just three, I say three, remaining, highly-sought after, Google Glass invites.


———————-Original Blog Post——————-

I have 14 days (from yesterday, so until December 23rd), to give away the ultimate wearable mobile technology: three Google Glass invites.

Tweet, add a comment, or (if bashful!) use my contact form to tell me how you think you can use Glass to improve provider and/or patient healthcare workflow.

Depending on what comes in over the transom, over the next couple weeks I may update this blog post in response to related questions, tweets, news, etc.

When you drop me a line, please start “If I had Glass, I’d improve healthcare workflow by …”

Thank you! Cheers! Good luck! Exciting!


PS You may be interested in my HIMSS Future Care and Information Week columns:

Google Glass and the Future of Healthcare “Can (and will) Glass empower patients? Will third-party apps be there to help do so?”

Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life? “To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.”

The following Information Week column is not about Glass per se. It’s about problems with health IT workflow, some of which might be helped by Glass.

The Mismatch Between Healthcare Software, Healthcare People “The workflow built into healthcare software must make processes better and not worse.”






Plus here are some ideas that came in through my contact form:

“If I had Glass, I’d improve healthcare workflow by providing clinical decision support at the point of care - clinicians would be able to consult with experts in our crisis reponse teams through visual and audio advice, they would be able to divert further deterioration and coordinate care more effectively.”

“If I had the Google Glass, I’d use them to monitor physicians using EMRs in various settings such as CPOE, signing deficiencies etc to streamline the processes such as single sign-on, fewer clicks, more intuitive builds, better patient interaction/engagement etc.”

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  1. Karim Vassanji
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    If I had Glass, I’d improve healthcare workflow by allowing EMR and EHR vendors to understand the different workflows I go through daily. Perhaps then, they could develop something that I would find usable in daily practice! By the way I’d love the Google Glass invite but this is really to add my 2 cents to the conversation! Thanks, Karim

  2. chuckwebster
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    That is fantastic Karim! Exactly the angle I’m looking for and hoping for. I’m also glad you commented, so I can tweet a link to it! Keep an eye on this post…



  3. Posted December 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    If I had Glass, I would blog about its use on our new website that will list all medical apps and app-enabled monitors (launching Jan. 2014): We want to make physicians and patients aware of the multiple mHealth options already available to improve healthcare, how to use them and recommend them, and to let them know what they can look forward to in the future. Users can review and rate the apps and monitors they try to let others know which are most useful. Don’t mean this to be a plug, but this is how we could use and educate others on Glass’ uses. Thanks!

  4. chuckwebster
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! I don’t mind plugging your new website — congratulations!



  5. Posted December 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    With Glass, I would coordinate with wound care nurses to improve workflow in the day to day care of wounds in the hospital first, the home second.
    One limitation of our use of smartphones is contaminating either wound or device by using hands.

  6. chuckwebster
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I like it!

    I did some mobile development work in wound care space some years ago. And I do recall this issue coming up.

    Thank you for your comment and interest in a Google Glass invite. I’ll announce around Dec 20th. (I don’t want to wait until the very last minute, which would be the 23rd, because I want to make sure these invites get sent well within my 14 day limit to send them out!)

    Best Chuck

  7. Posted December 14, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    So, if I had Glass, I guess I would first build a program for our operating room scrub nurses, especially in the field of total joint replacement surgery, so any nurse or tech could anticipate the steps of a particular procedure, even if they have had limited experience with one specific device. And wouldn’t it be cool if the software could follow the procedure in real time and automatically suggest the next instrument? Once implemented, such a Glass App would improve operating time and minimize mistakes, thus resulting in improved outcomes as well as a better collaborative experience for the entire O.R. team.

  8. chuckwebster
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Essentially a Google Glass workflow system! Healthcare definitely needs more customizable workflow so I’m especially delighted by your wonderful idea. Stay tuned, will announce results around Dec 20th (have until the 23rd to use them).



    PS Do you (besides Jon) have an extra invite? The more the merrier! Feel free to jump in and steal my thunder and offer any of these deserving individuals who want to improve healthcare workflow with Glass. I’ll be happy to put you in touch, if necessary.

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