TPR Podcast Episode #11: Google Glass and the Toxicologist
TPR Podcast Episode #11: Google Glass and the Toxicologist, with Dr. Peter Chai Written by Leon Gussow MD FACMT In this episode, Steve Aks and I talk to Dr. Peter Chai, a senior medical toxicology fellow at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, about his research on Google Glass and its potential use as an aid to consultation on poisoned patients. Google Glass has the potential of giving us a new perspective on telemedicine. However, the use of this device presents several problems, especially involving data security, patient privacy and HIPAA compliance. “Google Glass” is a head-mounted computer that can both receive and transmit data. It can take still pictures or videos of clinical specimens or patients and send them over secure channels to consultants or supervisors. While poison centers have been doing telephone consults for decades, the 21st century may demand advanced audio and video capabilities. Although Google has discontinued their Glass explorer program, Google 2.0 is out and being tested. This version is reported to have improved network connectivity, video quality, and battery life. Off-the-shelf Google Glass is not HIPAA compliant. If it is to be used in medical settings, the Google software must be removed and replaced with architecture that complies with HIPAA requirements. There are third-party companies that provide that service. In their 2015 Journal of Medical Toxicology paper (see bibliograp...
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon GussowThe Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news
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