Chicago-Area Ambulances to Use Google Glass to Send Video Feed to EDs

Starting this month, MedEx Ambulance Service's Chicagoland paramedics will begin using Google Glass to send live video to physicians in area emergency departments to help the physicians better prepare for incoming cases.

The ambulance company, which has two sets of Google Glass, will begin testing the program with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

"We think it will do so much more to assist the patient and the physician," Lauren Rubinson-Morris, president and CEO of MedEx, told the Tribune. "We're excited."

The paramedics will be using Google Glass with an app from Pristine to make the video feed HIPAA-compliant.

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