Who We Are

XRSI’s Medical XR Advisory Council brings together thought leaders, healthcare experts, and visionaries to identify business opportunities and help develop innovative and trustworthy content for doctors, researchers, and healthcare professionals. The purpose of this collaboration is to establish a basis upon which to foster and improve the safety of the medical XR ecosystem from cybersecurity and privacy threats.

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Kavya Pearlman

Medical XR Advisor
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Rachel Michelson

Medical XR Council Lead
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Walter Greenleaf

Medical XR Advisor
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Donna Brady Raziano

Medical XR Advisor
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Robert Fine

Medical XR Advisor
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Michelle L. Aebersold

Medical XR Advisor
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Charles Nduka

Medical XR Advisor
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Callie Leone

Medical XR Advisor
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Sarah Ticho

Medical XR Advisor
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Laura Élan

Medical XR Advisor
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What We Stand For

XRSI’s Medical XR Advisory Council is committed to building the strategies and resources necessary to help healthcare solution providers, health delivery organizations, and regulators organizations leverage XR to be more successful. The council also collaborates with agencies like FDA, WHO, CDC, and other industry advisory councils to further study the positive as well as the undesirable consequences of XR adoption within the medical ecosystems. Together, we are working to:

  • Discuss and explore Medical XR innovation opportunities.
  • Increase awareness for safe and accelerated adoption of immersive technologies across the healthcare ecosystem.
  • Support creation, development, and adoption of safety, cybersecurity, and privacy in emerging technologies
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks while fostering integrating of XR technology with other tech solutions.
  • Identify, mitigate, and prevent cybersecurity and privacy threats to medical XR (Virtual Reality, extended reality, and mixed reality) devices, technology platforms and processes. 

Why are we needed?

The use of XR technologies in healthcare is changing lives. However, it is introducing novel risks and challenges. The traditional definitions of PII and PHI will have to be enhanced to include new types of data generated by XR. These assets’ confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, and ethical use must be explored. Consider, for instance, the following: VR/AR methods of training, diagnosis, and treatment could entail the creation, storage, and manipulation of the subject’s image (or images of a part of that individual’s body). The question we must ask- is – What waivers will the subject need to provide and who will have the rights to that image?

  • We HAVE to ask who will be liable if the virtual assistance tool malfunctions and ends up being a hindrance rather than a help to surgery or if, due to an inherent defect or misuse (or even a cyberattack). What if the therapeutic VR environment makes a patient’s schizophrenia worse, not better?
  • Inevitably, patient data will be stored and created. Will it be stored securely? Who will have access to it? How does the patient even GIVE the requisite informed consent to such storage and creation? What happens when the data includes Brainwaves and thought patterns?

XRSI’s Medical XR Advisory Council helps healthcare organizations and stakeholders identify, mitigate, and prevent cybersecurity and privacy threats to medical XR (Virtual Reality, extended reality, and mixed reality) devices, technology platforms and processes.

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How We’re Making an Impact

As demand for data-driven analytics increases across all aspects of business, artificial intelligence is opening more doors and helping companies achieve better results, faster. XRSI’s Medical XR Advisory Council develops best practices, use cases and other resources that can be used by anyone developing, utilizing or influencing Medical XR solutions.