Virtual Reality Growth in Healthcare

At Smart Phone Health Care, we’re going to try and cover all sorts of interesting topics related to technology in health care. We definitely won’t try and limit this blog to just smart phone apps or medical devices that work with smart phones (although, we hope to cover a lot of medical apps for smart phones as well).

With that noted, I was intrigued by this article that came across my twitter stream about the projected growth of virtual reality in the healthcare sector.

The article comments that “According to the report, in 2010, the U.S. market for VR applications in healthcare reached approximately $670 million in sales.” That’s a pretty nice market. Definitely bigger than I expected it to be.

Here’s their list of how virtual reality is being used in healthcare: “virtual reality (VR) has been integrated into a broad portfolio of healthcare activities, including clinical IT systems, operating rooms, schools of medicine and treatment programs for returning U.S. soldiers.”

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.