JAMA Network Open Publishes Groundbreaking VR Surgery Study – Showcasing A 50% Reduction in Critical Surgical Errors after PrecisionOS™ VR Training

VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VNM USA, in partnership with PrecisionOS™, foresees the next decade of surgical education being driven largely by immersive virtual reality training modules.

  • Traditional training methods have left 66% of new fellows deemed unable to operate for 30 unsupervised minutes

The entire Surgeon Training market – from device manufacturers to educational institutions – has longed for better scaling methods and more effective skill transfer.

The prestigious JAMA Network Open published one of the most unique trials to date for the use of Virtual Reality in surgeon training. The study demonstrated a nearly 50% reduction in surgical errors when surgeons trained with PrecisionOS™. Additional findings include how VR Training reduced the learning curve by up to 50 cases, substituted nearly an hour of actual surgical time, and is at a minimum 34x less expensive than traditional learning methods.

“At a 2019 projected valuation of just $337 million, the Surgical Simulation market is vastly underappreciated. VR Surgery Training is scalable, cost-effective, and now shown to be highly effective in skill transfer. With COVID detouring surgical training, VR options from companies such as PrecisionOS will become the new training standard for decades to come.” – Taha Jangda, General Partner at HealthX Ventures

PrecisionOS serves both sides of the surgeon training market. First, working with medical device companies to design safe and effective VR education modules for their devices. Second, deploying a VR-based surgical curriculum to the institutions that train the next generation of surgeons.

“We have one priority at PrecisionOS: Create clinically-validated, educational software that makes it easier for surgeons to deliver better care. And to deliver this value with no patient risk and at major cost-savings. By pushing the limits of our high-fidelity simulations and testing our technology with peer-reviewed research, it’s clear that connecting people worldwide in the same virtual operating room is becoming harder to justify not using.” – Dr. Danny Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon, and CEO of PrecisionOS

With software deployment in more than 300 cities across 25 countries, PrecisionOS now has the largest global distribution footprint in the industry. Their award-winning, wireless VR system includes fully interactive and personalized joint reconstruction, robotics, trauma, spine,  pediatrics, upper extremity, and arthroscopy.

Learn more about PrecisionOS’s technology at https://www.precisionostech.com/ or contact them directly at info@precisionostech.com


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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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