Preparing for the Benefits of AI and New Cyber Threats in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Artificial intelligence (AI) and electronic health technologies are changing how physicians conceptualize and treat diseases. Although these futuristic advancements are leading to improvements in quality, safety, and patient outcomes, these technologies also are dramatically changing the cyber threat landscape. Kevin W. Lobdell, MD, from Atrium Health, talks with colleagues in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, and anesthesiology about embracing virtual reality, augmented reality, and machine learning, while also finding ways to protect against cyberattacks.


Also featured are Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, from the Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute, Steven D. Harrington, MD, from Henry Ford, John C. Frenzel, MD, from MD Anderson, and Garrett L. Walsh, MD, from MD Anderson.