May 24, 2022 – Wellstar Health System, a healthcare provider in Georgia, US, has announced that it has partnered with Moth+Flame, a developer of virtual reality (VR) and immersive training technology, to develop a virtual training program.
According to Wellstar, last week it hosted its first ever VR-based leadership development training, focused on emotional intelligence. Over two days, more than 100 Wellstar leaders participated in an immersive, VR-powered learning experience developed by Moth+Flame to prepare them to lead their teams through ongoing change in the healthcare industry.
“Partnering with Moth+Flame is an opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of how virtual reality can impact the way we care for and engage with our patients, consumers and each other,” said Hank Capps, M.D., FAAFP, Wellstar’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer. “Our team members are essential in creating curated healthcare experiences, and we hope this initial training will showcase how VR technology can help our team be even more effective, compassionate and culturally competent leaders.”
The initial training program targeted a select group of Wellstar’s clinical and leadership teams in order to help elevate the organization’s leadership development programming. Wellstar stated that at the end of the two-day training period, it measured an increase in levels of confidence in the material learned, with 97 percent of participants reporting that they would recommend the VR training.
“This 30-minute VR training on emotional intelligence was more effective and comprehensible than two full days of in-person training,” said Michael Collins, Wellstar team member and participant.
“We’ve seen that investment in high quality training can improve retention across all industries,” said Kevin Cornish, Founder and CEO of Moth+Flame. “By training in a simulated life-like environment, our product offers employees immersive training that helps them feel more confident. The metrics in Wellstar’s launch show a continued trend that virtual reality is proving to be one of the most effective tools for professional development.”
Unlike most typical VR experiences, Moth+Flame leverages real people in its immersive training scenarios instead of virtual avatars, something that the company states helps to provide a more profound, meaningful experience for end users. During the session, Wellstar leaders used VR headsets and iPads to immerse themselves in scenarios designed to prepare them to guide their teams through moments of change.
For more information on Moth+Flame and its virtual reality training solutions, please visit the company’s website.
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