Google Glass-Inspired Health Care Startup Raises $17M

Using Google Glass, a health care startup has seen its way to a new round of funding.

Reuters reports that Augmedix — a San Francisco-based company that relies upon Alphabet Inc.'s connected eyewear to provide doctors and other health care professionals with medical transcripts (such as patient records and notes) — has raised $17 million in funding in a round led by investment firm Redmile Group.

According to the outlet, Augmedix has raised $40 million to date, including investments from five U.S. health care networks. Among them are Sutter Health and Dignity Health, which Reuters notes count more than 100,000 health care workers between them.

The report goes on to share that Augmedix is one of 10 partners authorized by Alphabet to deliver enterprise services through Google Glass. To that end, the startup — which counts 400 employees in its ranks and attests to serve doctors in nearly all of the 50 states in the U.S. — says that the latest round of funding will be applied towards building out its offering to reach more health systems, as well as private clinics.

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