Patients can now obtain virtual reality treatment without leaving their homes via XRHealth. The company, formerly known as VRHealth, announces the opening of reportedly the first virtual reality (VR) telehealth clinic.
VR telehealth clinicians providing care are currently certified in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Washington D.C., Delaware, California, New York, and North Carolina and will be expanding their presence in additional states in the coming months. The XRHealth telehealth services are covered by Medicare and most major insurance providers.
XRHealth is designed to use virtual reality to help rehabilitate patients via an immersive and engaging experience in the comfort of their own home. It combines therapeutic software with virtual reality technology solutions to treat a variety of health conditions. VR therapy transports patients to an environment where they can view and experience treatment as a fun activity, increasing patient participation in prescribed therapeutic treatments, according to XRHealth in a media release.
The XRHealth VR telehealth clinicians will provide an initial patient assessment, ship a VR headset to patients who do not currently have access to one, train them on how to use the technology, provide ongoing telehealth care and remote monitoring, using video call and VR technology, and manage the insurance billing for patients. As the patient is using the XRHealth VR technology for therapeutic treatment, the clinical staff can control the unit remotely and see exactly what the patient is viewing and adjust the settings and treatment in real-time, remotely.
After the initial training session, the patient can then use the headset independently while data from the therapy is stored and analyzed in real-time so that clinicians can monitor patient status regularly while in compliance with the HIPAA privacy rules. Once a week, a report will be generated to the payor/provider that referred the patient.
“XRHealth is modernizing and revolutionizing the way healthcare is operating today,” says Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth, in the release. “We are utilizing the most advanced forms of technology like virtual reality to provide patients with optimal care in the comfort of their own homes while providing top-notch clinicians with ongoing status of their progress. Patients can now ‘go’ to a virtual clinic without the need to leave their homes at all.”
The XRHealth VR telehealth clinics will open on March 1, and patients can join by submitting a request to enroll for the XRHealth services on the company website.