Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has teamed up with digital health startup Pragma Inc. to launch what may be the first accredited continuing medical education course taught in virtual reality. The link-up between the Beverly Grove hospital and the Koreatown-based firm doing business as Giblib now allows surgeons and medical professionals to stream the 360-degree VR course in gastrointestinal surgery. Pragma Inc., a digital health startup that sprung three years ago from the Digital Health Lab at USC, aims to build the world’s largest digital library of medical lectures, surgical how-to and virtual reality videos. Giblib, which dubs itself “the Netflix of medical education,” raised $1 million during an April 2016 pre-seed round.
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