Hospitals are experimenting with virtual reality programs in a number of areas, and a District of Columbia health system will debut this fall a program aimed at improving training for emergency physicians.MedStar Health’s Institute for Innovation will unveil its Trauma:Yellow virtual reality program next month at a conference for emergency doctors. The simulation was built by in-house video game developers at the institutes Simulation Training and Education Lab, according to an article from Washingtonian magazine.The objective was to help emergency physicians and trauma surgeons better manage the first 30 minutes or so of a trauma case in the emergency department, Bill Sheahan, director of the lab, told the publication.The program is not quite ready for clinical use yet, but the developers have spent four years building its foundation. When complete, Trauma:Yellow will be used to prep physicians who may not be experienced in emergency care and help more seasoned emergency doctors hone their skills.

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