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"Telehealth is changing the way patients and families experience the continuum care. Healthcare providers will increasingly need to create effective and convenient home based, high touch and high tech solutions that work in a value based reimbursement or capitated environment," said Richard Kimball, Co-Founder and CEO of healthcare technology start up HEXL.

Information Technology has the promise of revolutionizing healthcare. It has begun to help deliver cheaper, faster, and more efficient patient care. As economic realities force lighter, cheaper solutions and patients demand greater value from the healthcare system, new technologies will emerge. And now that healthcare faces one of its most radical transformations yet, it introduces us to its new birth child—wearable tech.

Initially, wearable tech has been successfully mass-produced and capitalized for fitness. Everyone who has Nike shoes and an Apple iPod knew well enough of the benefits of the technology. This boom signals market’s readiness for mobile healthcare or telehealth.

This was the same time Google came up with Google Glass. But the product was not initially intended for healthcare. The company’s advertising efforts were marketed to tech enthusiasts. But in spite of the powerful technology behind it, it did not become a hit.

However, the product got the attention of another group—the healthcare sector. Right now, doctors, while doing surgeries, have used the Google glass. What is more popular is the surgical procedure augmentation. Droiders, a European app maker, has developed a program that guides doctors on step by step surgical procedure. This technology is groundbreaking in the surgical industry, as doctors can now assist each other regardless of location. This is also especially helpful in extreme and rare surgical procedures. Augmedix, a Google Glass service provider, is enhancing physician productivity especially as it relates to managing electronic medical records (EMR) and extracting insights from the EMR at the point of care.

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