Virtual proctoring, training poised to be new normal in post-pandemic surgical interactions


Prior to the COVID-19 public health crisis, there was momentum to transform operating rooms into digitally connected environments to allow surgeons to collaborate and medical device companies to share best practices and products. Social distancing mandates over the past year accelerated those efforts as virtual reality and remote training technologies have been widely adopted.

The value proposition of connected surgical care, accessibility, efficiency and affordability, is positioning virtual proctoring and training to be the new normal in post-pandemic surgical interactions with experts predicting it is here to stay. 

Traditional in-person observation and proctoring is a resource-demanding undertaking for medtechs, given the travel expenses and staffing logistics involved, compared to the virtual collaboration that arose out of necessity in 2020. Flexibility and scalability are two advantages the technology provides…

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