We’re all convinced that Google Glass will change medicine. But no one’s really sure how. The idea of a doctor talking to her glasses just seems inevitable. This closing paragraph from a FastCo.Exist article on surgeons and Glass showcases our dogged determinism in forcing technology into every corner of medicine.
“For advocates of the technology, the big challenge will be convincing doctors who have set routines that it makes sense to incorporate Glass into their workdays. As the slow transition over to electronic health records has proven that’s no easy feat.”
Of course, no doctor should have to be convinced. The value of Glass should sell itself. Like EHRs, technology that is poorly designed and does little to improve care is more of a marketing dilemma than a doctor problem.