We’ve been training medical personnel in the same way for decades, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are poised to change that.
We talk with Dr. Ryan Ribeira, founder and CEO of SimX, about the opportunity to modernize and expand our approach to medical training.
We discuss how that is already happening at many of the major medical institutions in the U.S., the opportunities to expand access to training and to cover more nuanced situations that are difficult to replicate using traditional simulation techniques.
That said, VR/AR training is young and far from a silver bullet. Accordingly, we explore the areas where AR/VR is not the answer. At least not yet.
This episode will get you up-to-speed on the status of VR/AR medical training in the field, educate you on its strengths and weaknesses, and put you in a position to continue to explore this emerging technology.
Dr. Ryan Ribeira
Dr. Ryan Ribeira is Interim Medical Director of the Stanford Emergency Department and an Assistant Professor at Stanford Medical School where he teaches Health System Science and oversees their Digital Health program. He has been heavily involved in health technology having worked at Google overseeing all health search products, and currently as founder and CEO of SimX, one of the first and largest providers of VR medical simulation software. He has also worked extensively in healthcare policy where he is a former board member for the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and CALPAC. He previously worked for CMS, AHRQ, and the FDA. He got his BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University, his MD from the UC Davis School of Medicine, and his MPH in Healthcare Policy and Management from Harvard. He lives in Los Altos California with his wife, who is a fine artist, and their four children.
- Web: https://www.simxvr.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/simxvr
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanribeira/
- Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiaD1MA25ec
Episode 56: Innovation Centers, VR and Clinical Decision Support | UCHealth, AgileMD and Health Scholars at the Health IT Expo
We discuss VR training for low-frequency, high-risk events.
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