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Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Source: ABCS

Source: ABCS

Source: Debra Levin, Healthcare Design

Senior level executives of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. got together at The Center of Health Design’s Built Environment Network. Here, the idea of telehealth and telemedicnce was a key point. a report from the 2017 survey of U.S. consumers showed that 74% of American’s are “interested in seeing their primary care physicians through telehealth.”

This can change healthcare delivery in 3 major ways:

After-hours care

Telehealth is becoming a popular way to receive care after clinics and offices close. ER’s remain a first choice for emergencies but noncritical care has been taking the route of telehealth appointments.

Primary Care

Within the survey it also revealed that patients would rather have an online visit than an in-office visit for common issues, chronic conditions or refills.

Choosing a doctor

The survey also showed that patients mentioned they’d switch providers depending on whether or not telehealth was an option.

These options create a convenience for consumers and providers. It gives a flexible access and assistance to those who find virtual reality more efficient.

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Alisa Verratti