Oxford Medical Simulation Raises $12.6 Million in Series A Funding to Address Critical Healthcare Training Gap with Virtual Reality
Talking with a patient is one of the best ways for healthcare professionals to hone their communication skills – gathering history, explaining rationale, building rapport, or even having difficult conversations.
Across industries, like healthcare and aviation, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality have been used to assess and progress technical and procedural skills from emergency medicine to pilot training.
Healthcare professionals, like nurses, doctors, or occupational therapists, make an incredible number of decisions per day. In fact, nurses working in critical care actually make decisions almost every 30 seconds, adding up to about 960 decisions made in a single shift of work.
Healthcare is a fast-paced, patient-centered industry. To keep pace with advancements and increasing amounts of knowledge requires continuous learning, developing new skills, and maintaining foundational skills.
The advancement of technology has made waves in the healthcare sector, and as tech continues to improve rapidly, its uses and functions evolve, as well.
You’ve done your research, vetted your options, and chosen a VR partner, but what happens after you get started with OMS?
When you’re in the midst of searching for a VR partner, it’s important to understand how their scenarios are built. Not all VR simulations are created equal, and you’ll likely want the scenarios you use to be grounded in evidence and current best practices.
As the new year kicks off, OMS is jumping right in and highlighting all the exciting new things available this year!
It’s time to open up a dialogue with healthcare professionals around gender identity and mental health.
In these uncertain times, universities and hospitals are being forced to reconsider how to train their learners and keep students on track to graduate or promote the next wave of healthcare providers.