Hundreds of doctors use Google Glass, Augmedix to cut transcription time — 6 insights

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A live transcription service that uses Google Glass, Augmedix now serves millions of patients a year, according to Tech Times. Here are six insights about the company:

1. San Francisco-based Augmedix has raised more than $60 million in venture funding and plans to raise more in 2018, The Daily Star reports. The company serves primary care physicians, specialists and surgeons in 40 states.

2. The device streams audio and visual information to an Augmedix scribe, who transcribes the doctor's notes in real-time and completes a patient's medical record by the end of the visit. 

3. The company has incorporated speech and natural language processing technology to make its scribes more efficient.

4. Augmedix also supports various administrative tasks, including revenue cycle and chronic care management.

5. Nationwide, Augmedix has 97 percent patient acceptance, according to Chief Product Officer Pelu Tran.

6. At Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, more than 50 percent of doctors in some departments use Google Glass. One of its urgent care locations uses the technology.

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