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FierceHealthcare Names AppliedVR as One of its 2020 “Fierce 15” Companies


Los Angeles  – January 13, 2020 – AppliedVR today announced that it has been named by FierceHealthcare as one of the 2020 Fierce 15 companies, designating it as one of the most promising healthcare companies in the industry.

AppliedVR is a leading pioneer developing the next generation of digital medicine by rethinking the way to treat serious health conditions through safe, effective, virtual reality therapeutics (VRx) that can improve clinical outcomes for patients.  From providing chronic pain sufferers an opioid-free option for coping, to helping patients manage anxiety and stress disorders, this new kind of healing environment is not a far-off future, but a reality today.

“We believe therapeutic virtual reality has the potential to become a new standard of care, and drug-free alternative to treat serious health conditions, including acute and chronic pain,” said Matthew Stoudt, co-founder and CEO of AppliedVR. “Thirty years of evidence, development, and robust clinical examination underlies virtual reality’s rapidly growing role in healthcare, and we are grateful to FierceHealthcare for the industry recognition of our role in advancing the technology as a powerful tool that can improve health outcomes for patients.”

The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being “fierce” – championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition.  This is FierceHealthcare’s second annual Fierce 15 selection and represents many corners of the industry from health IT to health payers to precision medicine.

“This crop of Fierce15 winners are rethinking the way health care is delivered and pushing the needle forward when it comes to the consumer experience,” said Tina Reed, FierceHealthcare’s executive editor.

An internationally recognized daily report reaching a network of over 120,000 healthcare industry professionals, FierceHealthcare provides subscribers with an authoritative analysis of the day’s top stories. This year FierceHealthcare evaluated hundreds of companies from around the world for its annual Fierce 15 list, which is based on a variety of factors such as strength of its technology, partnerships, venture backers and its innovative approach to solving some of the most complex and longstanding problems in the health industry.

Click here to see a full listing of this year’s Fierce 15 companies.

About FierceHealthcare

FierceHealthcare is the healthcare industry’s daily monitor, an email newsletter and web resource providing the latest news and resources related to healthcare organizations and providers, policies & regulations, healthcare reform and more. More than 120,000 top healthcare professionals rely on FierceHealthcare for an insider look on top stories. Signup is free at www.fiercehealthcare.com/signup.

About AppliedVR

AppliedVR is pioneering virtual reality therapeutics to address unmet needs and improve clinical outcomes for patients with serious health conditions. AppliedVR has established world-class research and commercial partnerships and continues to build the infrastructure to establish VR as a standard of care in healthcare by 2025. Today, through evidence-based, non-invasive general wellness VR programs AppliedVR comforts patients experiencing pain, stress, and anxiety. As the most widely used and deeply researched VR care platform in healthcare, AppliedVR is the first company to make VR widely available in clinical care, having immersed more than 30,000 patients in over 240 hospitals. To learn more about AppliedVR, Inc, visit: https://appliedvr.io/

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