The hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgery Advanced Projects Laboratory (CSAPL) is using VSI-Virtual Surgery Intelligence holomedicine software in conjunction with Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality glasses to help plan complex heart surgeries and visualize to patients’ families how the surgical team will perform the procedures. Additionally, the emerging technology will be used to support clinical teaching.
The work is under the leadership of Dr. Robert L. Hannan, who heads the CSAP lab; Dr. Redmond P. Burke, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery; and Dr. David Seo, Chief Information Officer at Nicklaus Children’s.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is among the early adopters of the VSI Holomedicine solution in the United States.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org