In Brief

This week’s innovations include a video service that connects patients with doctors and a new technology for painless injections.

Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include a video service that connects patients with doctors and a new technology for painless injections. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.

Google Testing Service To Connect Patients With Doctors Over Video Chat

Google is in the process of testing out a new program to turn turn the internet into a great source for real medical advice and not just hearsay, by connecting patients directly with doctors over video chat. The company explained that “When you’re searching for basic health information — from conditions like insomnia or food poisoning — our goal is provide you with the most helpful information available. We’re trying this new feature to see if it’s useful to people.” The service ties into the already existing service Helpouts, a marketplace where ‘experts’ can charge to give lessons and advice over video chat.

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