Tag: Google Glass

09 Apr 2016

Our latest updates on Becker’s ASC

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1. NextServices Showcases Solutions at Digestive Disease Week 2014
(GI Endoscopy-Driven Surgery Centers to Know 2013) NextServices announces endoscope integration with enki EHR at DDW 2014.
2. How Do GI Coding Changes Affect the Field? Reimbursement, Technology, Denials & More 
(ASC Coding, Billing and Collections) Praveen Suthrum, president and co-founder of NextServices, explains what the 2014 changes mean for gastroenterologists and GI-driven ambulatory surgery centers.
3. How to Boost Clean Claims Submission at ASCs 
(ASC Coding, Billing and Collections)Nextservices blog post outlined on how ambulatory surgery centers can achieve 95 percent clean claims submission ratio.

4. Sending Patient Statements: Tips From NextServices 
(News & Analysis) In a recent blog, NextServices provided the most effective methods for sending patient statements in order to see results.
5. 11 Esophagoscopy Code Updates to Know 
(ASC Coding, Billing and Collections) Gastroenterology coding changes.
6. Collect From Patients: Best Practice for Sending Statements 
(News & Analysis)NextServices recently posted an article about sending patient statements on their blog. The article discusses whether providers should send patient statements daily or in bulk.
7. NextServices Exhibits EHR Through Google Glass 
(News & Analysis) NextServices announced it has unveiled the prototype for enki Glassware at FutureMed in San Diego.
8. Futuristic Healthcare: 7 Considerations for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 
(ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance) Praveen Suthrum, president and co-founder of NextServices provides a look ahead for ambulatory surgery centers.

09 Apr 2016

Should hospitals explore Google Glass now?

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We have been Google Glass Explorers (as early adopters are called) for several months now. We extended enki EHRto Google Glass – to provide basic medical information such as patient’s name, basic demographics, vitals, medications, allergies and endoscopy images. We did the pilot primarily to explore and understand how it would feel to use Glass in a clinical environment. We demoed this prototype at FutureMed 2013 (now called Exponential Medicine).

At the outset, Glass is futuristic and feels very, very cool in a medical setting. Sooner or later, physicians will see patients without being occupied with a computer. But as a hardware with accompanying Glassware (what its software is called), it has its share of teething problems. The hardware heats up when a lot of data is exchanged. The software SDK is not simple enough to work with. There are several important features that are missing. However, it’s still very important for the medical community to explore how it may be used.

We are having early conversations with health systems where the discussions are usually about finding the right longterm use cases. The question that senior management at hospitals must ask themselves is actually whether they would like to experiment with wearable computers at this point or not. Every technology breakthrough occurs through a series of failed and successful experiments – at the end of which, the organization/ team can establish a strong point of view based on what they have experienced. This allows them to build the future.

For example, Google Glass may not be ready for a full-fledged rollout in the stage that it is – it’s at best suitable for a prototype amongst early adopters within a single department of a hospital. But the fact is the hardware will improve and may be within a year, it will get to a point where it becomes solidly reliable for a full-fledged rollout. But for a hospital to be ready for such a rollout, it must be willing to experiment today and be willing fail – so that it can succeed when and where it matters – in defining the future of healthcare delivery.

By Praveen Suthrum, President & Co-Founder, NextServices

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