From New Age to pa­tient care

Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

When your re­sume al­ready boasts (though some might de­mand apolo­gies) of cre­at­ing the New Age mu­sic genre, what other new ter­rain is a mu­si­cian to ex­plore?

For Mannheim Steam­roller founder Chip Davis, his sec­ond act in­volves us­ing mu­sic to ad­dress pa­tient-care is­sues.

Davis formed a com­pany called Am­biance Med­i­cal, which aims to cre­ate mu­sic that has the “abil­ity to ‘men­tally trans­port’ a pa­tient out­side the hos­pi­tal room” and coun­ter­act a pa­tient’s feel­ings of anx­i­ety, iso­la­tion and other emo­tions, ac­cord­ing to the Am­biance Med­i­cal web­site.

The Am­bi­ent Ther­apy sys­tem com­bines nat­u­ral sounds with mu­si­cal com­po­si­tions and then uses a sound sys­tem that has been de­signed for a health­care environment.

Or­ga­ni­za­tions such as NASA, the Mayo Clinic and Ale­gent Health Sys­tems in Om­aha, Neb., have used the sys­tem.

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