How Virtual Reality Can Help Decrease Readmission Rates

On October 2012 Medicare launched the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), whose sole objective is to increase the quality of healthcare services by giving hospitals a strong financial incentive to work better with caregivers on post-charging planning. These efforts are targeted to decrease the number of readmissions in hospitals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use the Excess […]

Virtual Reality is a Cost-Effective Tool to Decrease Patient’s Pre-procedural Anxiety

Stress is an inhibiting factor in medical procedures, it increases blood pressure levels, reduces patient compliance levels, demands the attention of the medical personnel, incurs unnecessary costs on the medial system, and so on and so forth. The main instruments that have been in use thus far for dealing with a patient’s stress levels are […]

VRHealth: The Next Big Thing in Physical Rehabilitation

Studies have shown that only 30% of exercises get done when people leave the rehabilitation center. Moreover, a study reported that individuals post stroke typically spend only 20-60 minutes per day in formal therapy. Common factors of  disengagement include boredom, fatigue, lack of motivation and lack of cooperation in attending therapy (Shaheen, 2011). It is clear […]

Hospitals that use Virtual Reality save up to $110 per patient

Effective postoperative pain-management is crucial for patients’ overall recovery process. Traditionally, opioids and painkiller prescriptions were the central elements of pain management because of their effectiveness. However, using them can lead to nasty side-effects such as: nausea, dizziness, and constipation; moreover, the regular use of these painkillers can further develop into an addiction. A study […]

Using Virtual Reality to Reduce Sedation

Virtual Reality can help cut down $2,000 in CTS Procedural Costs According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour and Statistics, each year more than eight million people are affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and 230,000 affected actually go into surgery. CTS surgery is a relatively simple and quick procedure that lasts approximately 28 minutes […]