How virtual reality could transform healthcare

digital-doctor-dr-virtual-health-100652225-primary.idgeFor those who ordered early, the long-awaited Oculus Rift starts shipping today, the HTC Vive is expected to officially ship April 5, and Sony’s Playstation VR is slated to arrive in October. Virtual reality headsets aimed at the consumer/gamer market are finally becoming a reality.

But health care organizations have been taking a healthy dose of virtual reality for quite some time. Most of the health care VR projects are in the experimental stage, but virtual and augmented reality are a natural fit for medical training simulations. And it’s not hard to imagine practical uses of VR for students, doctors and even patients that could transform the medical field.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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