We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/16 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Danielle Siarri (@innonurse) on the topic of “Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).”
As technology continues to evolve, the clinicians’ skill set will need to continue to keep up with the health tech evolution. Virtual reality actually stimulates our senses together in order to create the illusion of reality. Augmented reality (AR) is a blend of virtual reality (VR) and real life. AR users are able to interact with virtual contents in the real world and to distinguish between the two. A new term Mixed Reality is a hybrid reality that merges real and virtual worlds to produce new environments /visualizations where physical/digital objects co-exist then interact in real time. Currently VR and AR are being used to simulate and support medical and nursing training as well therapy for patients for anxiety and pain control.
Clinical practitioners are using VR prior to surgery instead of sedation. In Sweden, pharmacist are using VR for pain control. At a California hospital VR is being used for children with terminal cancer to “transport” them during long hospital and facilitate end of life care. Physiologist are using VR for agoraphobia and treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to expose patients mentally without physically putting them in challenging environment.
Join us for the #HITsm chat for the topics of VR/AR in healthcare technology.
This Week’s Topics
T1: What are some ways you have seen VR/AR used to improve the patient’s experience? #HITsm
T2: What are some uses of Mix Reality that could be applied to clinical education? #HITsm
T3: What are implications of using 360 videos and VR with patients with limited mobility? #HITsm
T4: What are some of the future implication of AR, VR, MR in healthcare technology and why? #HITsm
T5: What are the barriers to implementing and widespread adoption of VR/AR into practice? #HITsm
Bonus: What efforts are in place to improve the divide in education and digital health literacy with VR/AR? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
6/23 – Clinical Intelligence
Hosted by Megan Janas (@TextraHealth)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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