Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a treatment modality across a variety of healthcare settings. Integrating a new technology as a form of therapy requires informed analysis to ensure that it is an effective, efficient, safe and valuable addition to the client experience. Using the Alberta Quality Matrix for Health as a framework, this detailed analysis examines the application of VR in pain management, mental health, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care. Through this multifocal lens, gaps are identified and a glimpse is provided into VR's potential for widespread adoption across healthcare settings.
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