UCHealth in Colorado Introduces Virtual Reality in Outpatient Infusion Centers

Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth recently rolled out a virtual reality program for adult patients seeking care at the health system's outpatient infusion centers. UCHealth developed the program in partnership with Rendever, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that develops virtual reality platforms for seniors in assisted-living facilities. With...

Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth recently rolled out a virtual reality program for adult patients seeking care at the health system's outpatient infusion centers.

UCHealth developed the program in partnership with Rendever, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that develops virtual reality platforms for seniors in assisted-living facilities. With Rendever's VR headsets, caregivers can guide UCHealth patients through virtual reality experiences like a waterfall or a Vincent van Gogh painting to distract them from the infusion process.

Eighty-eight percent of participating patients said they would use VR again, according to UCHealth officials. Ninety-four percent of caregivers also indicated they would use the VR service again.

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