The Pristine Story: Out of the Dark

We're out of the dark. After months of operating in stealth mode, we can finally discuss what we've accomplished.

We've built and are actively testing a HIPAA compliant, 1st person, audio and video streaming solution called Pristine EyeSight. We're streaming from Glass to any authorized device on the hospital's network.

We solve the problem of "Can you come over here and look at this?" This is a profound concept with a diverse set of use cases throughout virtually every avenue of care.

In addition to EyeSight, we've also built Pristine CheckLists. They are, as the name suggests, HIPAA compliant checklists on Glass. They're driving patient safety and operational efficiency. They're being tested at UC Irvine throughout perioperative settings. In time, we believe we'll implement checklists throughout the hospital. They're useful in situations in which the cost of being wrong is high.

We publicly unveiled these apps to the world on stage at the DEMO conference on October 17th. We won the coveted DEMOgod award. You can watch a recording of the presentation. I have to send a big shout out to Erick Schonfeld and Neal Silverman for putting on the DEMO conference. They did a spectacular job.

While I've been jumping from GlazedCon to Health 2.0 to the American College of Surgery to the American Society of Anesthesiology and to DEMO, Mark and Patrick have been doing the real work: piloting our software in live patient care environments with the doctors and nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center. We've been testing in inpatient surgery, outpatient surgery, the ICU, and the GI lab. We're still identifying the use cases and opportunities for these technologies throughout the hospital. There are so many to be tackled. Initial responses have been positive from almost everyone at Irvine, even though the product has a long ways to go.

Over the next few months, we're going to continue refining the product and user experience based on real-world feedback. Although the apps are functional today, there's an enormous amount of work to be done to deliver a world class user product. The devil is in the details.

Buzz and I will be heading to the FutureMed conference in San Diego November 2 - 6, and then to the New York eHealth Collaborative Conference Nov 14 - 15 in Manhattan. To round out the year, I'll be heading to San Fransisco December 6 - 8 and to themHealth Summit in Washington DC December 9 - 11.

And to round out this episode of The Pristine Story, some reading for your enjoyment:


Health IT Bubbles

Making Sense of Calico

HIStalk Interviews

Shiv Gaglani, Founder, Smartphone Physical


Why Google Fiber?

Getting Data In and Out of Your Electronic Health Record

Learning from the Smartphone Era: Building Consumer Glass Businesses

The Pristine Blog

The Marginal Value of the Smartphone

My Blog

Deliberate Writing