IKONA Awarded Patent For AR-Based Pill Planner

Posted by Tim Fitzpatrick on Feb 20, 2020 12:45:44 PM

Today we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a patent for an invention that addresses a pressing issue for nearly 160 million Americans.

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Topics: Home care, Kidney Care, Augmented Reality (AR)

Using Immersive Technology To Train Frontline Kidney Care Staff

Posted by Tim Fitzpatrick & Todd Maddox on Dec 11, 2019 12:24:47 PM
Using Immersive Technology to Train Frontline Kidney Care Staff
Meet Susan. 

By this time last year, Susan had been on the job hunt for a while – looking for an entry level opportunity in the fast-growing healthcare profession – before she finally came across an opening for a home dialysis patient care technician in her area. Fortunately, the position came with several months of paid training, so her lack of experience in the industry would not be an obstacle in getting up to speed in her new role.

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Topics: Onboarding, Training, Staff Training, Recruiting, Home care, Workforce, Kidney Care

Why VR Enhances Home Health Simulation Training

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on Oct 20, 2019 5:44:15 PM
Why Virtual Reality Enhances Home Health Care Simulation Training – A Neuroscience Perspective

The need for high-quality home health care is growing. Whether for a family whose child has special needs, for a patient in need of intensive rehabilitation, or for a senior struggling to age-in-place safely, having highly trained personal health aides will be critical to home health care’s ability to meet ever-increasing demand challenges over the long term.

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Topics: Senior Care, Staff Training, Home care, Workforce

Training For Retention in Senior Care

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on May 30, 2019 8:23:21 PM

Using Virtual Reality to “Train for Retention” in Senior Care

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Topics: Training, Communication, Learning, Neuroscience, Staff Training, Home care, Workforce

The Home Care Workforce Needs VR Training

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on Apr 28, 2019 8:59:59 PM
America's Direct Care Workforce Needs Better Training.
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Topics: Senior Care, Onboarding, Training, Caregiving, Learning, Human Resources, Staff Training, Recruiting, Home care, Workforce

Ready for what's next?

Now you will be.

At the end of the day, your healthcare journey begins and ends with you. Using virtual reality to improve education and training in healthcare has limitless potential to impact the lives of everyone you meet along the way.

Remember, evidence shows VR:

  • Improves satisfaction
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Improves learning
  • Improves retention
  • Increases actionable empathy
  • Outperforms classroom-based learning
  • Is the medium preferred by learners

The benefits of VR have never been more accessible.

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