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Virtual Reality in Healthcare: How Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Puts Emergency Room Patients at Ease

The Challenge

The Solution

"Over the past few decades, hundreds of studies have shown how VR provides positive clinical outcomes."

— Josh Sackman, CEO, AppliedVR

The Results

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has only had the AppliedVR solution in place for a short period of time, but is already seeing its potential. Key benefits the hospital has seen as a result of implementing the AppliedVR kits include improved health outcomes, an enhanced patient experience, reduced costs and a stronger competitive differentiation in the marketplace.

The Challenge:

Improving the Patient Experience While Reducing Costs

“It’s almost as simple as putting the goggles over the patients and letting them do it. It’s easy to use, so it hasn’t really been a challenge.”

— Dr. Everett Embrey, chairman of the emergency department, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

The Solution:

VR for Patient Anxiety and Pain Management

The Technology:

Samsung Gear VR

Gear VR

Dive into a world of 360-degree experiences by snapping on the portable and wireless headset powered by Oculus.

Galaxy S8

Offering intuitive connectivity and defense-grade security for a seamless experience, the Galaxy S8 allows you to get more done in work and life.

The Results:

Improved Pain Management and Reduced Costs

“However you want to look at it, VR is a fairly low-risk intervention with a potentially really high positive yield.”
—Thomas Pianta, strategy and growth officer, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

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