In a rapidly changing area like healthcare, ongoing education and training is essential. And just like with telemedicine and doctors working together, COVID has helped expedite the work that was already going on in distance medical education. In today’s episode of HIMSSCast, we’re talking to two startup founders who are working on remote training of workers from different angles. First, moderator Jonah Comstock chats with Osso VR CEO and co-founder Dr. Justin Barad, then Kat Jercich, Senior Editor of Healthcare IT News, speaks with Jennifer Fried, CEO and Co-Founder of ExplORer Surgical.
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- Justin’s background in video games and surgery
- Problems with the training of health workers: much to learn, complex procedures, no possibility of assessment
- What role does VR play and what can it do
- How did we teach and practice surgery before VR?
- What it takes to master a surgical procedure
- How medical education is changing in general
- VR fidelity – how it’s changing and why it’s important (and not)
- How ExplORer Surgical is helping make doctor’s offices remotely accessible to teachers and students
- Disadvantages of physical observation of operations
- Advantages of remote viewing
- Dealing with connectivity problems in hospitals
- This will give you a safe environment with remote training
- What comes in technology and regulation
More about this episode:
At the ortho meeting, VR companies announce industry-leading partnerships
Surgeon training company Osso VR completes Series B worth $ 27 million
The surgical training tool Osso VR adds assessment and more language support
ExplORer Surgical intraoperative support platform receives $ 2.5 million in new funding
Surgical support software maker Explorer raises $ 5 million