Digital health and medical technology evolved extensively during the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced health care leaders and medical professionals worldwide to find new and innovative methods to provide care, connect with patients and communicate with team members.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is among the first health care facilities in the nation to deploy virtual reality therapies to support front-line workers. The launch of CenteredVR, a virtual reality-based mindfulness and stress management program developed by BehaVR, is being used as a tool to help health care workers reduce chronic stress, build resilience and enhance coping skills.