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(L to R) Dr. Nick Patel, an audience volunteer, and Dr. Robert Louis demonstrate the system (Photo by Jonah Comstock).

By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2019
Dr. Robert Louis, director of the skull base and pituitary tumor program at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute, didn’t set out to use virtual reality as a tool for patient engagement.  Originally, Louis explained during a session at HIMSS19, his department was using the technology — which turns two-dimensional radiology images into a three-dimensional virtual reality flythrough — for surgical...
By Dave Muoio January 30, 2019
Giblib — the maker of a variety of streaming medical education videos that can be viewed the web, on mobile and in virtual reality — has launched a new app on the Oculus Store that features 360-degree VR videos of pre-recorded and live operating room procedures, the company announced yesterday. The app and its videos are available to any consumers with a subscription to Giblib’s service and an...
By Dave Muoio January 8, 2019
VRHealth, a tech company focused on virtual reality products for various healthcare implementations, has launched a new set of apps that look to better facilitate remote monitoring and family caregiving. Developed in collaboration with AARP’s Innovation Lab and announced at CES 2019, the app-based platform employs in-home VR for a range of different use cases and capabilities, according to the...
By Jonah Comstock December 19, 2018
Another year gone by, another flurry of activity in the digital health space. Hospitals and health systems around the world worked with startups or in house to launch and develop new programs and increasingly digitize their care.  One thing we've left out here is Apple, which partnered with a number of health systems this year to roll out its Health Records system. You can read more about that...

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By Laura Lovett December 12, 2018
VRHealth has exclusively unveiled to Babyforyou.net.ua a virtual reality product called Luna that was designed to help patients manage hot flashes.  The new VR product, which can be used by patients going through menopause or chemotherapy treatment, employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It also gives users a data analysis of their treatment.  When a user puts on the VR headset, they are...
By Jonah Comstock December 3, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and LA-based Giblib have teamed up to offer what the organizations say is the first accredited continuing medical education (CME) course delivered entirely via virtual reality. The course, called Essential GI Surgeries will be available through Giblib's website. It will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR (as well as in a traditional...
By Laura Lovett October 3, 2018
Accenture has developed a new virtual reality game designed to help amputees with phantom limb syndrome. The technology, which is a combination of company’s SAP Cloud Platform, SAP for Leonardo and a connected armband, gameifies physical therapy for amputees. The program was developed to encourage patients to participate in therapy exercises with their new prosthetic limb. In part, it was also...
By Dave Muoio October 2, 2018
New features to personalize practices. Miami-based EHR and practice management software company CareCloud announced that it is expanding its platform with a slew of new features for its platform Breeze. Among these are support for personalized URLs and webpages for practices, configurable patient feedback surveys, and a new patient experience management dashboard. Breeze, which includes native...
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By Dave Muoio September 27, 2018
VRHealth has partnered with Oculus on a range of healthcare-focused virtual reality applications to be delivered via the latter’s hardware, the companies announced yesterday at the Oculus Connect event in San Jose, California. The two VR companies are planning pain management offerings designed for mothers experiencing pain in labor and for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, as well as...
By Laura Lovett September 20, 2018
Looking to commercialize its virtual reality mental health treatment, Oxford VR has announced that it raked in $4.11 (£3.2 million) in funding. Investors included Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford, Force Over Mass, RT Capital, and GT Healthcare Capital Partners.  "Our focus is on developing clinically validated, cost-effective, user-centred treatments for clinical conditions with...

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