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A new reality – Harnessing virtual reality to boost our global healthcare sector

By March 27, 2023June 14th, 2023No Comments

The health and social care sector is facing a daunting challenge due to the significant issues of high staff turnover and a shortage of healthcare professionals. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the situation, resulting in an overwhelming burden on healthcare providers and a potential threat to the safety and well-being of patients in need of care.

Thus, timely solutions to increase recruitment in the social care sector and bolster the education system to support a resilient workforce are essential.

MOONHUB is proud to announce that it is part of the AWS Healthcare Accelerator: Global Cohort for Workforce. As part of the Accelerator, MOONHUB plans to advance its Virtual Reality (VR) training solution to support the healthcare workforce.

The AWS Healthcare Accelerator is a four-week programme that offers technical, business, and mentorship support to promising startups who seek to use AWS for improving healthcare workforce training, retention, and deployment amidst the pressing issue of healthcare burnout. The programme is designed to help startups scale and accelerate their growth with the foundational knowledge of cloud architecture, operations, and data, as well as exposure to healthcare industry experts so that they can make a positive impact in the healthcare industry.

Last year, MOONHUB launched ELARA, a health and social care VR training library aimed at moulding and empowering the workforce that cares for the people most in need. Our mission is to provide a cost-effective solution to empower and better equip the global workforce.

Dami Hastrup, Co-founder and CEO, of MOONHUB, comments: “We are excited to be part of this Accelerator to ensure we have the right resources and expertise to offer a state-of-the-art experience to those training in the healthcare sector.”

Virtual Reality is rapidly becoming a critical component of education and training programs for healthcare and social workers. By offering learners access to virtual environments that may be difficult to replicate in real life, VR technology allows for the safe exploration of high-risk healthcare scenarios in a low-risk setting.

The use of VR in healthcare education and training is proving to be highly effective. It enables learners to develop and enhance their skills by providing an immersive experience that closely replicates real-life situations. Additionally, VR technology offers a flexible and scalable approach to education, making it accessible to a larger audience and allowing for remote learning.

The advantages of VR in healthcare education and training are manifold. By providing learners with the opportunity to practice procedures in a controlled virtual environment, it can reduce the risk of errors and accidents. Furthermore, it can lead to increased confidence among healthcare professionals, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes.

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