Through their joint effort, the organizations will host educational videos and promote new content on the GIBLIB platform for all medical specialties.
More specifically, GIBLIB will put Mayo Clinic’s medical conference lectures online so they’re available to medical professionals. Additionally, Mayo and GIBLIB plan to create and produce videos, including 360-degree virtual reality footage featuring Mayo’s teaching faculty. GIBLIB will also utilize user data analytics to pinpoint the most engaging videos and decide on the focus areas of future content.
In a statement, GIBLIB co-founder and CEO Brian Conyer said:
The medical world continues to advance in its adoption of new technologies, yet the way medical professionals learn and engage with educational and instructional content remains stagnant. Medical education content has always been informative, but must be equally engaging and accessible to deliver meaningful value to medical professionals. By working with Mayo Clinic, we are helping medical professionals worldwide learn from some of the most forward-thinking, sought-after surgeons and physicians at the top-ranked hospital in the world.
Through the new relationship, Mayo gets a seat on GIBLIB’s board of directors.
In addition to joining forces with Mayo Clinic, GIBLIB, which launched in 2016, produces exclusive content in partnership with organizations like Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Stanford Children’s Hospital. The Los Angeles company’s offerings include an app that allows users to watch surgical videos on an Oculus VR headset.
This isn’t the first time Mayo has teamed up with a company working in the virtual reality space.
Last fall, it revealed a three-year alliance with FundamentalVR, a London-based organization with a virtual reality training and data analysis technology platform. The entities will jointly develop surgical VR simulation and education products. FundamentalVR can leverage the expertise of Mayo Clinic’s surgeons, data scientists and clinical research.
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