Austin, Texas– Our aging population is creating new healthcare demands–new demands that require more physicians and more expert opinions at the point of care than ever before. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that The United States will be facing a shortage of more than 130,600 physicians by 2025. The shortage is not localized to one specialty and can be a major issue among primary care and medical specialties even as basic as general surgery. Medical schools are combating this issue by increasing enrollment. But this is just one small solution, to a much larger problem.
Pristine, a startup that focuses on delivering high-quality technological solutions for the medical field, has stepped up to the plate to take on the physician shortage. But Pristine is looking at the issue through a different lens, and the lens that they are looking at it with is Google Glass. Their solution is called EyeSight, an app for Google Glass that to date, is the first and only HIPAA-compliant video communications app for Google Glass. EyeSight provides a hands-free, unobtrusive tool that brings expert medical providers to the point of care when they are unable to.