The Extended Reality (XR) Network is VA’s go-to resource for those seeking to leverage XR technology. We are a force multiplier that transforms individual efforts into nationwide impact. XR Network facilitates knowledge sharing, staff training, and clinical evaluation, pooling resources and integrating expertise nationwide, while also bringing together subject matter experts, distilling best practices, and contributing to the quality, safety, standardization, and utilization of XR technology. We exist to amplify small-scale, grassroots health care innovations and expand them nationwide, leveraging lessons learned to help define the future with radical ideas. You will find many of those innovations featured here.
Leveraging Immersive Technology to Address Fears and Decrease Anxiety
Created in September 2022 by the Aleda E. Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Saginaw, Michigan), Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Gainesville), H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City), Hampton VA Medical Center