San Francisco -April 30, 2020– Viz.ai, the leader in synchronized stroke-care software, announces the release of Viz COVID-19, the company’s COVID-19 patient triage software currently being used in Boca Raton Regional Hospital to improve patient management and allow for a safer hospital workplace during the pandemic.
An increasing number of reports show coronavirus patients need specialist treatment. This patient triage software can improve communication around a specific COVID-19 patient and help get the right patient to the right doctor safely and efficiently. Aside from chest CTs and Xrays, the Viz-COVID-19 triage software can also assist with two major issues at the core of addressing the coronavirus: resource management and limiting patient exposure.
“Treating patients with coronavirus can be a challenge for any hospital given how the patients come into the emergency room highly contagious and frequently needing immediate intervention from multiple specialists,” said Samer Fahmy, M.D., vice president of quality and informatics at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We have identified COVID-19 care teams and are using the triage software in a way that will allow us to both care for coronavirus patients and minimize the risk of transmission to other patients and employees in the hospital.”
Viz.ai released the patient triage tool at no charge for any hospital in the US dealing with COVID-19. The software can be downloaded on any smartphone or tablet and fits within the standard pandemic protocols of all hospitals. Boca Raton Regional Hospital currently has triage capabilities for coronavirus patients without disruption to normal care activities.
The Viz-COVID-19 software allows health care professionals to view chest CTs and X-rays remotely on their smartphone. Providers can then decide if the patient should be escalated, isolated, or sent home. Viz COVID-19 integrates seamlessly within the standard workflow in the existing clinical care setting for care of COVID-19 patients at Boca Regional Hospital. When the patient undergoes expedited COVID-19 testing, results can be shared with the entire care team through HIPAA-compliant chat that enables health care professionals to discuss patient details and make treatment decisions safely and securely.
“Our goal is to put patients first and help leaders in the medical community like Boca Raton Regional Hospital do the same. If our software can help in some way during this time of national emergency, we want to ensure its availability and utility for all health care professionals,” said Chris Mansi, CEO of Viz.ai.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Viz.ai, Inc.
Viz.ai, Inc. is an applied artificial intelligence healthcare company that works alongside physicians to improve acute medical care. The Viz LVO Stroke Platform leverages advanced deep learning to communicate time-sensitive information about patients straight to a specialist who can intervene and treat. Viz.ai is the first company to receive FDA clearance for an Artificial intelligence-based Computer-Aided Triage and Notification System. In early 2020 the company developed Viz COVID-19, an app that enables users to alert the entire COVID-19 care teams about positive SARS-CoV-2 test results, allowing clinicians to communicate with their entire team, view chest x-rays and CT scans on the mobile viewer, and send alerts and enter clinical information that can be acted on in real time, all within the Viz COVID-19 app.
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