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VHA XR Network News

The latest XR news.

  • The coronavirus pandemic plunged hundreds of millions of Americans into the virtual world. Across the country, schools and businesses used virtual means to keep moving forward. The South Texas VA was no exception. Spinal Cord Injury & Disorder (SCI/D) has also embraced virtual technologies to better treat their specialized patients.

  • While many health care organizations are just beginning to explore virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive technology (collectively known as extended reality, or XR), VA is taking the lead in using XR to change how Veterans receive and access their health care.

  • The Durham Veterans Affairs Medical System is adding another medical innovation to their lineup of care. Waya Health, who oversees the System in Durham, announced Tuesday that a virtual reality component will be added to its systems in medical centers around the country, including right in the Triangle, at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been an early adopter of eHealth tools at every stage, from the electronic medical record to Artificial Intelligence,” according to VRforHealth co-founder Denise Silber “and Virtual Reality is no exception. VRforHealth met up with Anne Lord Bailey and Caitlin Rawlins at the 6th Annual IVRHA Virtual Reality & Healthcare Global Symposium, where they presented an overview of the Virtual Reality activities at the VA.

  • Caitlin Rawlins, innovation specialist for the Western North Carolina Veteran Affairs Health Care System, remembers vividly the first time that a patient at the Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center long-term care facility used virtual reality.

  • Healthcast Podcast with Caitlin Rawlins, RN. VA is exploring the use of augmented reality for conditions ranging from anxiety and PTSD to chronic pain management.