HTC Vive Shares Helpful Resources on Use of Virtual Reality in Healthcare Simulation
Virtual Reality hardware provider HTC Vive has recently collaborated with HealthySimulation.com on creating several key resources for healthcare professionals considering the use of VR in clinical education and training. By sharing these open access video podcasts with industry experts, helpful eBooks covering proven use cases, and insightful national survey results, HTC Vive demonstrates the potential of Virtual Reality to forever change the face of clinical education and training, as well as provide helpful strategies and tactics for those looking to deploy these innovative technologies. Check out the links below and follow @HTCVive to gain useful recommendations on successfully adopting mixed reality in your clinical simulation program. Special thanks to HTC Vive Partner Marketing Manager Aaron Friedman for helping to organize this amazing virtual reality in healthcare content!
HTC Vive Original Series: The Practicality of VR in Standardizing Clinical Training
In episode 4 of the Practicality of VR series, guest hosted by HealthySimulation.com CEO Lance Baily, HTC Vive explores the practical applications of virtual reality (VR) in clinical practice. Joining Lance are Virti CEO Kurt Krachman CEO, HTC Vive’s Head of Medical VR Lewis Chang, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Associate Chief Medical Information Officer and President of the new AMXRA, Dr. Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, MMSc, FAMIA.
In this open access episode The Practicality of VR: Standardizing Clinical Training, the panel discusses the technologies that are enabling standardization and repeatability of clinical training, including Virti’s advanced VR content building capabilities.
In addition, Dr. Mark Zhang, the head of the new American Medical Extended Reality Association (AMXRA), shared his perspective on the trends that will shape 21st century sectors. Watch or listen to this episode to gain key insights into:
- How leading medical centers like Brigham and Women’s Hospital and institutions in Taiwan are using VR to enhance clinical training and education.
- The benefits of digital training in clinical education.
- How VR can be used to evaluate learning outcomes.
- The potential for VR technologies to improve communication and collaboration in clinical settings.
Free eBook: Designing XR Training Solutions for Healthcare
The heightened healthcare demands of the 21st century requires a bold new approach to education and simulation design. VR is rapidly becoming a crucial tool for training the upcoming generation of medical practitioners by providing complex and repeatable scenarios at a greater scale and lower costs.
As a XR solution provider, the HTC Vive team understands that finding success within the healthcare industry requires a keen understanding of the unique needs of students and the security demands of its organizations. HTC Vive compiled a list of best practices provided by business owners currently working in this space and specialists actively employing these solutions to provide clinical educators with the necessary insight to make your simulation as successful as possible.
Download your free copy of the HTC Vive XR Training Solutions for Healthcare eBook here! From the ebook, clinical simulation champions will learn valuable lessons provided by VR solution developers and medical professionals, including:
- How to account for the lack of standardization of healthcare equipment.
- Which stakeholders to involve to help build the best possible VR solution.
- Navigating the industry’s stringent security requirements to speed up approval times.
- And more!
The State of Virtual Reality Training in Healthcare – Key Survey Results
This recent 2023 HTC Vive survey on the State of Virtual Reality Training in Healthcare throughout the U.S. explored the current role and common perceptions of virtual reality training in healthcare. The headline result from over 400 participants? A staggering 91.24% of respondents believe that Virtual Reality enhances education plans and empowers coordinators to be more effective in their roles.
For healthcare organizations that have already adopted VR training, 84% of respondents involved with the VR purchase process say they “like” or “love” the VR training deployments they’ve already approved. 85.79% of respondents whose organizations have not yet adopted VR training believe they will do so by 2026 at the latest.
Meanwhile, the benefits of VR training in a healthcare setting extend far beyond executive decision-makers to every level of the business. More than four in five respondents believed that investment in VR made their facility attractive to top-tier talent, and more than four in five also believed that the investment made their facility more appealing to patients.
Furthermore, the results of the HTC Vive survey indicate that virtual reality training in a healthcare setting:
- Removes bottlenecks associated with traditional training techniques.
- Reduces the need to divert expensive equipment and supplies away from patient use in order to familiarize staff with their use.
- Is easy to set up and integrate into existing training programs.
View the link above to read more insightful survey results about virtual reality in medicine.
More About HTC Vive VR Headsets
HTC VIVE gives professionals an unparalleled, true-to-life virtual reality experience. Using a headset and wireless controllers, clinical learners can explore and interact with VR experiences, apps and games that blur the line between imagination and reality. From AAA games to unforgettable experiences, there are over 2500 apps and games available for VIVE. Their VIVE XR Elite headset was the “Most awarded VR headset of CES and MWC 2023”, and provides a powerful, convertible, and lightweight headset that conforms to the wearer. Users can enjoy untethered freedom of all-in-one XR or harness the power of PC VR.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with two amazing daughters and two crazy dachshunds.