Banner Health and Partner To Bring Artificial Intelligence To Vascular Care

To improve care for patients suffering from vascular conditions, Banner Health recently partnered with, the leader in AI-powered disease detection and intelligent care coordination, to implement a unique artificial intelligence solution for the coordination of vascular care. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix deployed’s AI-powered care coordination platform and formed a multi-disciplinary pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) to help facilitate early access to the most advanced care for patients with pulmonary embolism and right heart strain.

The Viz Platform is now utilized in 1,400 hospitals across the U.S. and reaches almost four patients every minute. Powered by image-based artificial intelligence, the Viz Pulmonary Embolism Platform empowers care teams to swiftly assess suspected vascular diseases shortly after the completion of a computerized tomography (CT) scan. The platform provides comprehensive and clinically relevant information, including lab values, oxygen saturation levels, and scoring.

Dr. Suresh Uppalapu, a critical care intensivist at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “By teaming up with, we expand the application of AI and improve access to life-saving treatments for patients with vascular diseases like pulmonary embolism. As the third leading cause of cardiovascular death in the United States, pulmonary embolism demands swift action. With the integration of this groundbreaking technology into our vascular workflow, we can expedite care and potentially save lives.”

Through’s AI-powered care coordination platform, care teams gain the potential to save critical minutes, and even hours, in the triage, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular diseases. This revolutionary solution facilitates seamless collaboration among clinicians in comprehensive referral hospitals, enabling the delivery of synchronized care at the right time.

“We developed the Platform to help health systems and hospitals coordinate care in real time across the whole clinical team,” said Jayme Strauss, chief clinical officer at “We are excited to partner with Banner Health to enable a new era of synchronized care, advancing the ability for patients to get to the right doctor at exactly the right time.”

This groundbreaking partnership between Banner Health and represents a transformative leap forward in vascular care, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to revolutionize patient outcomes and drive advancements in the field.