XRHealth opens VR clinic across US states
February 25, 2020
XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, has opened a virtual reality telehealth clinic that has been certified in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Delaware, California, New York, Washington DC and North Carolina.
Covered by Medicare and most major insurance providers, the clinic will provide VR therapy to patients and will be expanding to additional states in the coming months.
XRHealth uses the power of virtual reality to rehabilitate patients via an immersive and engaging experience in the comfort of their own home. It combines therapeutic software with VR technology that can treat various health conditions. VR therapy can transport patients to an environment where they can view and experience treatment as a fun activity, increasing patient participation in prescribed therapeutic treatments.
Clinicians will provide an initial patient assessment, ship a VR headset to patients who do not have access to one, train them on how to use the technology, provide on-going telehealth care and remote monitoring, using video call and VR technology, and manage the insurance billing for patients.
As the patient is using the 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 are stored and analysed in real time so clinicians can monitor patient status regularly while in compliance with the HIPAA privacy rules.
Once a week, a report will be generated to the payer or provider that referred the patient.
Patients that want virtual reality therapeutic care can seek treatment for the following conditions:
- Traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation;
- Stress, anxiety and memory decline;
- Chronic pain, acute pain, pain distraction and pain syndromes;
- Hot flashes and night sweats; and
- Neck, shoulder, spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.
The clinics will open in March and patients can join by submitting a request to enrol for the XRHealth services on the company’s web site.
XRHealth works with several US healthcare providers, hospitals and rehabilitation centres. Founded in 2016, it is headquartered in Israel and Boston, Massachusetts.