Medicine

Virtual reality for the training of healthcare professionals

Treating patients via virtual reality is already possible, and so is the training of tomorrow’s doctors. In training or in the operating room, 21st-century medicine is using VR to offer better treatment to patients. With the 3D immersion offered by this technology, students learn better, which in turn improves patient care. Virtual reality is used to help and treat patients for more and more conditions such as anxiety, stress, visual impairment, phobias, and mental disorders. It is also used to train healthcare professionals: tomorrow’s doctors have already been experimenting with VR with very tangible results for their patients. Teaching...

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500 interactive bedside terminals deployed for Mont-Godinne University Hospital in Belgium

Better patient care  and direct access to  the patients’ records for the medical staff: these are the key benefits of rolling out bedside terminals, according to Professor Patrick de Coster, Chief Physician at Mont-Godinne, and Luc de Beusscher, the hospital’s CIO.  « Beside terminals give patient care a more human dimension » “Bedside terminals”, says Luc de Beusscher, CIO at Mont-Godinne Hospital, “are an essential part of patient care and give it a more human dimension.” As Professor Patrick de Coster, Chief Physician at Mont-Godinne, explains, the terminals address all the hospital’s needs: “A terminal that was both user-friendly and easily accessible...

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