Metaverse in Healthcare
Has the medical metaverse already become a reality?
While many of them believe that the metaverse is too early to be defined as it is still being built, the experts believe that healthcare is next in line to be benefitted by it. Today, approximately 74% of the adults in the US have either already joined the platform or are considering doing so.
Considering the healthcare sector, a report by Accenture found that 8 out of 10 healthcare executives expect that the it will have a positive impact on the industry. Such a market would reach $800 by the year 2024, according to 2022 metaverse statistics that would take human interaction to the next level.
Use of telemedicine during COVID-19 only involved 43% of healthcare facilities, which has now increased to 95%. It is likely that the it will support telemedicine by encouraging doctors to use Virtual Reality (VR) and with the patients’ visiting physicians in a 3D location to meet their clinical needs, as depicted by a BBC report.
However, although the elements of the metaverse in healthcare are in motion, critics suggest that it would still require a massive investment by the healthcare companies for customers to seek access with ease.