According to Thynne, DHO is in a strong position to be at the forefront of the changing industry, with its embrace of technology that empowers the improvement of individuals’ health and wellbeing for a better quality of life at a reduced healthcare cost.
“The disruption of the healthcare sector has already commenced, and the COVID-19 pandemic has now hyper fuelled the sector to be front and centre of a digital health revolution,” Thynne said,
“DHO is positioned at the forefront of this ‘new world’ to be the voice and adopter of innovation and digital technology disruption that meet our stringent and rigorous processes that comply to our methodologies of governance, transparency and advocacy to ensure we achieve our purpose,” he said.
Thynne discussed how some of this technology, specifically Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to create a plan of care for such things as post-concussion syndrome (PCS).
“Virtual Reality (VR) is now in the health and wellbeing landscape to foster our vision,” Thynne said.
“Medical professionals use the VR tool in two ways, firstly by creating an initial ‘baseline’ of an individual, so if a concussion event occurs, there is the ability to correlate back the baseline result.
“Secondly, the VR results from a test will show the neurological anomalies, if any, produced in a detailed report on the spot.
“The professional can use this information to make a diagnosis in regard to PCS.
“The technology also then will produce a personalised VR rehabilitation program that the individual will do 2-3 times per day.
“The results are measured in real time and correlate back to the baseline.
“Therefore, once the individual has achieved a level to their original baseline, the evidence is the PCS is resolved,” he said.
When asked about what DHO does to educate professionals on the new technology, Thynne said the technology can be learnt in a couple of hours, with the help of VR consultants and educational videos.
“In reality, the VR technology and DHO Digital Platform is very easy to learn and use,” Thynne said.
“We have VR consultants to directly teach and show how to administer the technology; the administrator of the technology will be proficient in a couple of hours.
“the algorithms in the VR technology does all the work to create personalised and scientifically backed reports instantly.
“The Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform is user friendly and demonstrations with 24-hour support help users navigate and learn the software.
“Additionally, educational videos are available with manuals, however, as the product are proven, time has shown minimal support is required once the simple education of the products has been conducted.
“It should be noted that PCS is only one of many identifications the technology can establish and hence the processes described are across a much broader range of treatments,” he said.