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Greenlight Insights is adding a new track focusing on the benefits and challenges of using virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) in healthcare to xRS Week in October.

The Immersive Healthcare Symposium, taking place during the 4th annual xRS Week conference, slated for 16 to 18 October in San Francisco, will consider the adoption of extended reality (XR) technology in medical areas where it is showing promise, such as psychotherapy, pain reduction, surgical planning, training and palliative care.

Three panels will provide information that will enable business and clinical leaders in healthcare to make better decisions.

Led by one of the world’s leading authorities on XR in healthcare, Dr Walter Greenleaf, the panellists will focus on using the technology in practice, its future and scalability. 

Each panel will be led by an industry authority and will include time for questions.

Ben Delaney, chief analyst at Greenlight Insights and organiser of the track, explained: “The  Immersive Healthcare Symposium will help anyone involved with the management of patient outcomes understand how they can prepare to roll out this technology in the areas where it has proven most effective.”

He continued: “Teachers, medical staff and administrators will find tremendous value in these unbiased presentations. Insurance executives, developers and investors will also benefit from this conversation, which will explain what is working now, why it works, where it leads in the future,  and how the economics of xR in healthcare play out.”

These experts will be presenting during the Immersive Healthcare Symposium at xRS Week:

  • Dr Brandon Birckhead, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
  • Dr Walter Greenleaf, Stanford University
  • Chris Ingwalson, HealthScholars
  • Mary Kate Mahoney, HP
  • Julie Morgan, Travelers Insurance
  • Nanea Reeves, TRIPP
  • Dr Skip Rizzo, University of Southern California/Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Dr Jessica Stone, RPT-S
  • Matthew Stoudt, appliedVR
  • Richard Vincent, FundamentalVR

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