Haipeng (Mark) Zhang DO, MMSc, FAMIA, is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer of Digital Innovation and the Medical Director of the Digital Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Program Director of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship at Mass General Brigham, Palliative Care consultant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the founder of Palliative Care Fast Facts for iOS and Android mobile applications, the co-founder of Cake, a venture backed company focused on advance care planning, and also founded and was the first president of American Medical Informatics Association Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF), the national organization for clinical informatics fellows. He also founded and is the president of the American Medical Extended Reality Association (AMXRA), the medical society for medical extended reality. In his current role as a leader in digital health implementation and digital innovation at Mass General Brigham, Dr. Zhang has created award-winning applications including COVID Pass and Mass General Brigham Prescreen.
In recent years, virtual reality (VR) technology has rapidly advanced and is now being implemented in healthcare to improve patient outcomes, enhance medical training, and revolutionize healthcare delivery. The panelists will share the latest trends in the adoption of VR in healthcare and the benefits it can bring to patients, from both a clinical, educational, and academic perspective.