A Small Y Combinator AI Health Startup Embarks on a Journey: Glass Health

By: Kaushik Das

Glass Health, founded in 2021, embarked on a mission to empower clinicians with new-generation AI-enabled software to learn and practice medicine. The company developed Glass Notebook, a clinical decision-making and medical knowledge management platform to help clinicians provide better patient care. Graham Ramsey and Dereck Paul, the founders of Glass Health, identified the real-world necessity where clinicians were continuously getting crushed with heavy workloads leading to clinical burnouts. 

Glass Notebook is a unique digital notebook designed for doctors to make learning and practicing more convenient. Powering the notebook are the built page types and templates supporting common knowledge physicians implement in clinical reasoning. For instance, the schemas are dedicated pages that provide information from common medical problems such as fever or shortness of breath to advanced clinical conditions such as diagnosing pneumonia. Likewise, all these scripts are pages within the notebook that contain all the relevant information from its diagnosis, prevention, epidemiology, presentation, and treatment that a physician may refer to. In addition, the schemas and scripts in the Glass notebook can be linked to ensure all the information is represented in a clinical reasoning workflow. 

In future directions, Glass Health aims to build page types that focus on providing information for standard clinical practices, such as information on procedures and medications. An exciting aspect of the Glass Notebook journey is the growing community of this platform, with several collaborations on providing clinical information for different page types to be shared across the broader medical community. In fact, some of these pages are immediately available for use upon joining the platform. 

Top Features of Glass Notebook

Some of the most noteworthy features of the Glass Notebook are:

Community Libraries

Now you can access a rapidly growing medical community library comprising shared medical knowledge. The latest pages can be filtered to suit your needs from the most saved and the highest rated. In addition, you can personalize your search depending on the schemas, scripts, or cases you require individually or opt for combined search results. 

Quick Drop Pearls

Quick drop pearls are exciting features that allow you to capture and sort all the knowledge generated within a busy working day and link them later to the designated pages for reference. 

Log Cases

Another top feature is the log cases that allow you to refine your knowledge by capturing relevant learning points for different cases. It enables you to broaden your knowledge spectrum and focus on specific points of a case essential for your diagnosis, medications, or other clinical procedures.

Plan Learning

In a vast community of knowledge sharing, tracking topics for future uses have never been easier. You can use the plan learning feature to track any matter of your choice using the dedicated medicine dashboard on your Glass Notebook and curate your learning list.

Linking and Sharing Pages

An effortless way of connecting all the concepts and pages together to create your mental models for reference is by using the “Link Pages” option on the Glass Notebook. Similarly, you can even share the pages with your colleagues using a clean, simple, and precise format using the “Share Pages” functionality.

Evernote Importing

While searching and linking information are vital for medical-knowledge management, seeking to import all this information is equally essential. Glass notebook allows you to import all the existing clinical notes you have created from Evernote. However, more options are likely to be added in future releases.

Glass AI

Perhaps the most important feature is the Glass AI tool which is intended for use by clinicians and other trained clinical professionals to generate appropriate diagnostic representations, differential diagnoses, and clinical treatment plans. 

The Glass AI feature is an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can draft a differential diagnosis or clinical based on the diagnostic problem representation. The sole intention is to support and provide additional recommendations to a healthcare provider about preventing, diagnosing, or treating a disease/condition.

All that is required is for the clinician to enter a diagnostic problem representation in the designated window to generate a DDX or a clinical plan. However, when writing this article, the company claimed this feature to be experimental and in the developmental stage. This AI tool auto-generates a draft of a differential diagnosis or clinical plan based on the given diagnostic problem representation as input. You can type in your diagnostic one-liners, also known as problem representations, including the relevant details such as demographics, pertinent history, epidemiological risk factors, or other critical information on signs and symptoms. However, it is advised to avoid any abbreviations to improve the accuracy of Glass AI.

With this, we have covered all the critical features of this platform, but most importantly, you may wish to know if you can try Glass Notebook before you adopt this software for your clinical practice. If interested, you can try Glass by visiting  from any browser. You can even try the experimental version of the Glass AI setup from