Director, Clinical Tech Innovation and Immersive Technology Lead US Department of Veterans Affairs Arden, North Carolina
Anne Lord Bailey, PharmD, BCPS: No financial relationships to disclose
This presentation will provide an overview immersive technology and highlight the explosive growth of immersive technology in healthcare for common conditions, such as pain management, mental health, and physical rehabilitation. The presentation will also describe and discuss the tremendous opportunities and roles available to pharmacists in this area. The session will continue with a discussion of the challenges and future opportunities for pharmacists to become actively engaged with immersive technology and its ability to impact patient outcomes, patient and clinician engagement, and clinical education and training. The session will conclude with an opportunity for audience Q&A with the presenters.
Define immersive technology, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Discuss the current state of Immersive Technology for clinical conditions, as well as staff training and education.
Discuss the rationale for incorporating Immersive Technology into clinical practice.
Explain the current and future roles that clinical pharmacists could play in leveraging and implementation immersive technology
Describe the future potential and yet unanswered questions about immersive technology in healthcare.