MedTech Boston Announces First Semi-Finalist Winners of the Google Glass Challenge

MedTech Boston announces the first round of semi-finalist winners of the Google Glass Challenge, a competition launched to explore creative ways Google’s wearable technology can be used to save lives and streamline healthcare.

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Launched in collaboration with the White House Innovation Fellows and MIT Hacking Medicine, the Google Glass Challenge invites medical professionals to submit their idea for the best use of Google Glass in a clinical setting.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014

MedTech Boston, the premier online source for news about medical innovation in Boston, today announced the first semi-finalist winners of the Google Glass Challenge, an online competition launched to crowdsource ideas from clinicians about how Google’s wearable technology can be used to save lives and streamline healthcare.

Launched in collaboration with the White House Innovation Fellows and MIT Hacking Medicine, the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge invites medical professionals to submit their idea for the best use of Google Glass in a clinical setting.

MedTech Boston received a total of 21 submissions during the first of three two-week qualifying rounds, and is proud to announce the four semi-finalist winners:

1. Dr. Jordan Safirstein, Director, Transradial Intervention at Morristown Medical Center in Montclair, New Jersey had the highest combined score for his submission “Eyes in the Field.”
2. Dr. Merritt W. Brown of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Department of Neurology in Boston, Massachusetts came in second with the submission “Management of Acute Stroke with Wearable Technology.”
3. Dr. Austin Chiang of New York Presbyterian Hospital advanced to the finals with his submission “Procedure Bank.”
4. Dr. Maulik Majmudar of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts also advances to the finals with his idea “Scribe: A real-time, dynamic Google Glass enabled dictation system.”

It's not too late to submit your pitch to the Google Glass Challenge. Submissions for rounds 2 and 3 are open until March 9 and March 22, respectively. The grand prize winner will be announced on April 22.

MedTech Boston congratulates the first round of winners, and invites all medical professionals to continue to submit their pitches using a simple online form. These pitches are judged by an independent panel of experts that includes software developers, engineers and thought leaders in medicine.

John Nosta, Founder of NostaLab.com and Writer for Health Critical for Forbes will be judging the ideas for their strategic merit and business model.

The software expert judges include: Nayan Jain and Tom Black, Presidential Innovation Fellows; Nathan Cowan, Veteran Software Developer and owner of Cowan Technology Services; Kyle Samani, Healthcare Google Glass Pioneer and Founder and CEO of Pristine; and Andrea Ippolito, Co-Lead of MIT’s Hacking Medicine.

The medical expert judges include: Rafael Grossmann, MD, General, trauma, advanced laparo-scopic, and robotic surgeon; John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health; Julian Goldman, MD, Director of the Program on Medical Device Interoperability at Mass General Hospital; Joe Jabre, MD, MBA, Director of the MD/MBA and MBS/MBA programs at Tufts University School of Medicine; Eugenia Marcus, MD, Chair of the Committee on Information Technology at Massachusetts Medical Society; George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, Governor-Elect, MA Chapter of the American College of Physicians; Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, CMIO for Health Innovation and Integration at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Michael Docktor, MD, Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital; Dicken Ko, MD, Multi-Organ Transplant and Urologic Surgeon at Mass General Hospital; Amy Miller, MD, PhD, CMIO, Inpatient Clinical Systems at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Steven Horng, MD, MMSc, FACEP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician; Maulik Majmudar, MD, Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital; Denise Goldsmith, MS, MPH, RN, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Israel Green-Hopkins, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Majmudar did not judge round 1.

The MedTechBoston Google Glass Challenge is sponsored by Medstro, a new collaborative community where physicians and medical students can connect, find mentors, and find new traditional and non-traditional research and job opportunities. To learn more about the Round 1 Semi-Finalist winners, visit MedTech Boston. To be a sponsor of the GoogleGlass Challenge, contact MedTechBoston Managing Editor, Sony Salzman, at sony@medtechboston.com.
 
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