Virtual Care and Virtual Reality (VR)

The American Hospital Association (AHA) offers resources for leaders of hospitals and health systems on the use of virtual care and virtual reality (VR) devices to improve  quality of care and access to care.

The virtual care platform Wheel recently made news by saying it would add mental health provider Talkspace, Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company and the data-sharing program Health Gorilla into its integrated health care ecosystem this year.
Leaders from Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania, detail how the shift to a virtual, team-based approach to care extends the reach of bedside nurses, attracts new nurses, creates a culture of collaboration and improves patient monitoring and satisfaction.
In a recent report, “Transforming Health Care Delivery Through Virtual Care,” Atrium Health leaders detail how they’ve developed more than 30 virtual programs that streamline access to care, reduce wait times and improve the patient experience.
In the U.S. health care system, the demand for behavioral health care has long outpaced availability, with many patients forced to turn to their primary care providers for help. To find a solution, Henry Ford Health System decided to get creative with a new collaborative care program that for the…
At Wellstar Health System in Marietta, Georgia, palliative care practitioners have been using a virtual reality (VR) platform to simulate the most difficult conversations any clinician may have to deliver — communicating a life-altering diagnosis.
To enhance patient care and transform the way care teams communicate and collaborate, Tampa (Florida) General Hospital (TGH) is expanding its use of the virtual hospital platform ThinkAndor Virtual Hospital from Andor Health in its intensive care unit and plans to expand to other care teams.
A new study published this month in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety finds that virtual MDRs combined with other interventions led to more than 60% of discharges being below the mean LOS at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona and delivered other benefits.
In today’s difficult financial environment amidst rising labor costs and staffing shortages, many health care organizations are prioritizing technology investments to improve operations.
Continue the conversation from the AONL focus group held at this year’s conference to get first hand advice on best practices, challenges and specific use cases. Hear about the positive impact Guthrie is experiencing by leveraging these models to help retain and support clinical staff; reduce code…