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Gartner predicts 25 % of people will spend at least one hour per day in the Metaverse by 2026

Gartner . “ From attending virtual classrooms to buying digital land and constructing virtual homes , these activities are currently being conducted in separate environments . Eventually , they will take place in a single environment – the Metaverse – with multiple destinations across technologies and experiences .”
Gartner defines a Metaverse as a collective virtual shared space , created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality . It is persistent , providing enhanced immersive experiences , as well as device independent and accessible through any type of device , from tablets to headmounted displays .

By 2026 , 25 % of people will spend at least one hour a day in the Metaverse for work , shopping , education , social and / or entertainment reasons , according to Gartner .

“ Vendors are already building ways for users to replicate their lives in digital worlds ,” said Marty Resnick , Research Vice President at
Because no single vendor will own the Metaverse , Gartner expects it to have a virtual economy enabled by digital currencies and nonfungible tokens ( NFTs ). The Metaverse will impact every business that consumers interact with every day .
“ Enterprises will have the ability to expand and enhance their business models in unprecedented ways by moving from a digital business to a Metaverse business ,” said Resnick . “ By 2026 , 30 % of the organizations in the world will have products and services ready for Metaverse .”

Increasing digital patient engagement revolutionizes the healthcare industry

As healthcare organizations work to keep up with the rapid pace of changes , continuing to transform has become nonnegotiable . By connecting people , resources , data and solutions , organizations can streamline operations and reduce risk while increasing operational efficiency and profitability . For this , when it comes to the Digital Transformation of a health system , it is essential to have a flexible and secure digital communications solution . businesses to be ready anytime and anywhere to collaborate on care , support patients and respond to emergencies by integrating communications into workflows , keeping electronic health records up-to-date and proactively communicating with patients .

Jim Rogers , RN , Senior Director , Avaya Healthcare , said : “ Personalized healthcare experiences are built on great communications and healthcare organizations must evolve with greater adoption of digital and virtual engagement to connect with patients on their terms .”
Avaya is enabling even more connected healthcare solutions through the Avaya OneCloud Experience Platform , including :
• Flexible and rapid pandemic management solutions : Enabling administration of vaccines , contact tracing , COVID-19 testing , access to information and more .
• Improve communication with the patient : Clients can help members of their care team communicate seamlessly so that they and their patients are more accessible . Avaya solutions assist
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