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Augmedix

The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016The first iteration of the wearable computer Google Glass might have flopped with the masses, but it is finding a new life in the medical industry. The average doctor spends 20 hours per week updating patients' Electronic Health Records. But doctors who use Augmedix's Google Glass app can knock that number down to just five hours, leaving more time for actual face-to-face interaction with their patients. Instead of sitting behind a laptop, doctors wear the smart glasses during appointments and, via a live stream, interact with human transcribers (most of whom have a medical background) who access the audio and video feed of the doctor-patient interaction, take notes, and update patient records in realtime. The hundreds of doctors at the seven health systems who currently subscribe to the service say that it not only saves them time, but makes their charts more accurate, too. Plus, physicians can use the tech to access patient info on the fly. Augmedix has raised $23 million in venture funding and is bullish on nationwide expansion.
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