How to Select the Right VR Headset for
Healthcare Simulation Training

Presented by: Pearly Chen & Tanner Andre
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This webinar will share must-know Virtual Reality (VR) technology insights for clinical educators and trainers when making headset selections, as well as showcasing the latest in VR Headsets from HTC Vive.
  • Recorded: November 29th, 2023
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Intermediate

Presentation Abstract:

In the field of healthcare education, VR technology is on the rise, but navigating this transition consistently and effectively into the clinical curriculum can be challenging. Whether streamlining new medical device training across hospital departments or orientating new healthcare students to the process of patient assessment, VR offers both educational and professional spaces new innovative ways to improve clinical knowledge, procedural practice, interdisplinary and patient communication, decision-making, prioritziation and more! As such, clinical simulation champions are encouraged to understand the Virtual Reality tools landscape to best achieve key learning objectives, as making savvy equipment choices is crucial for boosting efficiency and long-term simulation and patient outcome cost savings.
The team from HTC America invites you to participate in this one hour session, tailored to equip clinical educators with the knowledge and insights necessary to excel in the selection of the most appropriate VR technologies for healthcare education and clinical training.

HTC Vive's panel of experts will guide you through important considerations including:

  • Stakeholders in Equipment Purchases: Dive into the four key stakeholder groups influencing equipment purchases in healthcare education. Discover the importance of collaboration among clinical/educator groups, technical operators/simtech, administrative coordinators, and IT departments for successful implementation.
  • Interoperability: Learn about the significance of choosing VR solutions on OpenXR to ensure compatibility across diverse devices and platforms, avoiding vendor lock-in.
  • Data Security: Delve into the top-priority realm of data security in healthcare. Explore the role of certification and hardware selection in ensuring robust cybersecurity standards for VR solutions.
  • Reducing UI Friction: Choosing a user-friendly solutions to cater to users with varying levels of VR experience and minimize interruptions during instruction.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the potential of Virtual Reality (VR) to make significant impact on healthcare education and clinical training outcomes.
  2. Consider key insights needed to improve the selection, deployment, and maintenence of VR headset technologies in healthcare simulation.
  3. Review the latest VR headset technologies available from HTC Vive with live demonstrations.

Meet the Presenter:

Pearly Chen

VP Business Development & Partnerships at HTC VIVE
Pearly Chen is Vice President at HTC, heading Business Development & Content Partnerships. She manages HTC's $100 million global accelerator Vive X since its inception in 2016, leading investments in a growing global portfolio of innovative startups (100+) in virtual and augmented reality space. Her specialties include: Communication, Global Strategy, Strategic Planning, Go-to-Market Strategy.
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Disclosures: Pearly Chen is employed by HTC.

Tanner Andre, PA-C

Director of Client Solutions at SimX
Tanner Andre is the Director of Client Solutions at SimX, the industry leader in virtual reality (VR) healthcare simulation. He has been with SimX for almost 4 years, and is focused on helping his team empower leaders in the healthcare industry to harness virtual reality to propel their simulation programs forward by addressing previously unmet training needs and bridging critical gaps through immersive learning. Tanner also practices medicine as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant at Timpanogos Regional Hospital, after earning a degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and later completing an M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is passionate about serving his community through patient care and improving healthcare education through more immersive and engaging simulation training.
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Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder / CEO of HealthySimulation.com, the world’s leading healthcare simulation resource website which supports thousands healthcare professionals a month. As an experienced entrepreneur, digital media producer and administrative professional, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to help guide the clinical simulation industry to mass adoption.

Lance is also the Founder of SimGHOSTS.org, the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals operating clinical simulation technologies which has organized over twenty hands-on training conferences around the globe since 2011. His co-edited  book “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” provides 400 pages of in-depth articles supporting the technical integration of medical simulation in any sized program.

Formerly he served as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, and volunteer Fire-Fighter, after receiving his BA in Film and Digital Media Production and working on Hollywood production sets. He currently lives with his wife and two young daughters in Las Vegas.
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