With new technology and innovations comes the decision about whether to invest and adopt that technology. How do physicians and hospital staff know when to take that step? Hospital leadership thinks about the patients and what the impact would be for those they treat. Leadership also needs to consider how it will affect their frontline workers. According to Justin Gnau, chief information officer for CommonSpirit Health’s Texas Division, it’s imperative for hospitals to invest in technology responsibly without getting distracted by shiny new devices.
Baylor St. Luke’s Is First in Houston To Adopt Artificial Intelligence for Stroke Care
As one of the leaders in stroke care in Houston and the surrounding areas, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center continues on its promise to leverage the most advanced innovations to provide the best care to its patients. Baylor St. Luke’s invested in artificial intelligence technology to service the stroke care team in diagnosing stroke and providing efficient and reliable treatment. Viz.ai technology allows for rapid detection and notification of suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes.
“Viz.ai’s applied artificial intelligence solutions have been developed by top stroke clinicians and technical experts in the world, and we are excited to be able to bring these transformational technologies to Baylor St. Luke’s and our community.”
-Dr. Chethan P Venkatasubba Rao, Medical Director of the Neuroscience ICU at Baylor St. Luke’s
With Stroke, Timing Is Everything
During a stroke, timing is the most important factor for minimizing brain damage. Knowing the signs of a stroke will allow for F.A.S.T. action in the event of an emergency.
- Face. Does one side of the face droop when smiling?
- Arm. If the person raises their arms, does one droop?
- Speech. Is the speech slurred or strange?
- Time. If someone around you is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
How Viz.ai Technology Can Help Stroke Patients
Dr. Omar Tanweer and Dr. Daniel Raper, neurosurgeons at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, explain the process behind using Viz.ai’s artificial intelligence technology to assist in stroke care.