VRIPE Health

Transforming Interprofessional Education: Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality for Collaborative Healthcare Training with VRIPEhealth

Company: FK-KMK UGM

PRODUCT: Virtual Reality (VR)

INDUSTRY: Education

"This VRIPE is intended to provide benefits in educational settings to three study programs, namely Medical Education, Nursing, and Health Nutrition as part of lectures. After learning theory, later students can practice using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. With this approach, students can practice using VR before engaging directly in treating patients whose hopes in the future can also be included directly in the curriculum."
dr. Hanggoro Tri Rinonce, Ph. D., S


Interprofessional collaboration was identified as a critical component in providing effective and efficient healthcare, considering the complex needs of patients and the involvement of diverse healthcare providers and organizations. It has been linked to positive outcomes, including enhanced patient safety, improved case management, optimal utilization of team members skills, and the delivery of higher quality healthcare (Berridge 2010; Reeves 2010; Suter 2012; Zwarenstein 2000).

This forms the foundation for interprofessional education (IPE), which seeks to equip health students (including those studying medicine, nursing, and nutrition) with the skills to collaborate effectively across professions. The goal of IPE is to foster the sharing of knowledge, competencies, and decision-making in order to provide integrated patient care while recognizing and respecting the distinct roles of each profession involved. By engaging in IPE, future healthcare professionals can develop the necessary collaborative skills and understanding to work together seamlessly in multidisciplinary healthcare settings.

However, in practice, interprofessional education faces various challenges, such as the difficulty for students and clinical supervisors to organize collaborative learning while serving patients. The challenge of organizing IPE which is often another obstacle is the difficulty of synchronizing schedules between faculties or study programs in implementing lectures and IPE activities (Widyandana et.al., 2019). By looking at the challenges related to the implementation of IPE learning, a simulation environment is needed that approaches the actual hospital service situation.


To overcome the challenges faced in interprofessional education, Aruvana has collaborated with the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health at Gadjah Mada University in developing “Virtual Reality for Interprofessional Education Health (VRIPE Health).” This app provides a collaborative learning environment for medical, nursing, and nutritional health students.

In 2022, VRIPEHealth will focus on high-risk pregnancies and COPD cases, enabling students from all three study programs to collaborate through VR and take action together. They will learn to provide education, conduct examinations, arrange deliveries, and treat patients in the intensive care unit using VR simulations.

Immersive VR technology enables medical and healthcare students to learn and practice clinical skills safely. Simulations carried out through VR provide an opportunity for students to practice repeatedly without worrying about the patient’s condition as in clinical practice in a hospital.

Cases of high risk pregnancy and COPD were selected as a priority to facilitate clinical learning in dealing with difficult situations that may be difficult to encounter in clinical practice. With VRIPEHealth, students can learn, collaborate, and take action in a virtual reality environment. The development of VRIPEHealth this year will also be the basis for the development of other case simulations in the following years using the virtual environment developed this year.
The collaboration between Aruvana and the Gadjah Mada University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health in the development of VRIPEHealth is an innovative and effective solution in overcoming challenges in interprofessional education. This application provides a learning experience that is close to real situations, enhances interprofessional collaboration, and prepares students to provide optimal health services in the future.


Realistic Simulation

Enhanced Interprofessional Learning

Access to Diverse Patient Scenarios

Repetitive Practice

"VRIPE Health is a very important innovative breakthrough in interprofessional training practice education. By using state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, students from various health study programs have a unique opportunity to develop their collaborative skills in a more realistic and effective way. We believe that VRIPE Health will bring about a revolution in interprofessional training practice education."
Indra Haryadi
Chief of Executive Officer ARUVANA