USC Launches Virtual Care Clinic
The initiate aims to increase efficiency and reduce costs for patients.
USC's Virtual Doctors Will See You Now
The University of Southern California is bringing virtual reality to specialty care. Keck Medicine, USC's academic medical center, has launched a virtual care clinic that it believes will improve efficiency and reduce costs by allowing more patients to receive healthcare services through virtual providers. USC's Center for Body Computing, the health system's digital health and innovation arm, has assembled eight partners for the initiative. These partners include IMS Health, insurer VSP Global and USC's own Institute for Creative Technologies, best known for its computer-generated “virtual humans.” (Kutscher, 1/27)