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Banner Health and partner to bring artificial intelligence to vascular care

Cutting-edge technology accelerates care coordination, enhancing patient outcomes

PHOENIX (June 28, 2023) – 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.

About Banner Health
 Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner also operates an academic medicine division, Banner – University Medicine, and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits and patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

About is the pioneer in the use of AI algorithms and machine learning to increase the speed of diagnosis and care, covering more than 220 million lives across 1,400 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. and Europe. The AI-powered Viz Platform is an intelligent care coordination solution that identifies more patients with a suspected disease, informs critical decisions at the point of care, and optimizes care pathways and helps improve outcomes. Backed by real-world clinical evidence, the Viz Platform delivers significant value to patients, providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. For more information visit     

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