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Medijourn partners with 8chili for using virtual reality to help patients get better care

Hyderabad-based medical tourism facilitator Medijourn has recently announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Bengaluru-based deep tech company 8chili, engaged in developing a virtual reality (VR) platform that will enable patients to connect with healthcare givers across the globe and take informed decision related to their medical travel and getting health services using VR technology.

As per the terms of the collaboration, 8chili will give access to Medijourn its VR tool, for the former’s client to use and take informed decisions, the companies informed.

Pointing out that VR technology has revolutionised health care services, the company said that the collaboration will enable patients to connect with their doctors remotely located anywhere across the globe using Virtual Reality (VR) technology personally for a more engaging experience that is likely to improve their recovery.

“At Medijourn, we are always looking for solutions to improve and streamline the healthcare industry for a better patient experience and outcomes,” On this association Shaaz Mehmood, Director and Promoter of Medijourn, said.

“VR technology will not only be transformational in delivering healthcare services and bringing together patients and healthcare providers, but it will also play a pivotal role in taking the Indian healthcare ecosystem global,” he added.

Commenting on the collaboration, the Head of Sales at 8chili, Navaneeth Mohanan said that this partnership will enable the company to engage with patients in virtual reality as well as train nurses and doctors in the host country on basic and advanced procedures to deliver post-operative care required by patients.

“At a larger level, we will work with Medijourn in the capacity to build skilled healthcare professionals outside India,” Mohanan said.

According to various estimates, the global virtual reality healthcare market is expected to reach 18.7 billion dollars in 2028

Many advanced institutions around the world are using technology not only for training and awareness but also to assess the conditions of patients in extremely complex situations such as deep-seated neurosurgery before performing the actual surgery.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles discovered in a 2019 study that training medical practitioners with virtual reality technology increased their efficiency by 2.3 times and VR-trained participants completed surgical procedures an average of 20% faster than the traditionally-trained group.

According to the researchers, the VR-trained participants also completed 38% more steps correctly on the procedure-specific checklist.

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