– Vital launches pilot program with Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub for its AI-powered emergency department platform.
– Vital will deploy it’s ED platform in the emergency departments of Emory University Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
– The pilot program marks the first partnership out of the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub.
Vital, an Atlanta, GA-based AI-powered software increasing productivity and improving patient health in hospital emergency room has formed a development partnership with the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub. As part of the strategic partnership, Emory Healthcare becomes a lead research partner in developing and implementing Vital’s EDIS platform to improve overall efficiency and satisfaction for patients and clinicians across multiple Emory emergency rooms.
Optimize Your ED Flow with Artificial Intelligence
More than 30% of patients are miscategorized during triage. This results in more cost and crowding while decreasing patient satisfaction scores. Co-founded in 2017 by Mint.com creator Aaron Patzer and Justin Schrager, Doctor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University Hospital, Vital’s HIPAA compliant cloud-based platform sits on top of any existing electronic health record system (EHR) using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to triage patients before they see a doctor, making it easier and faster for providers to coordinate care and prioritize patients with fast, reliable, and incredibly user-friendly system.
Vital predicts a patient’s probability of admission based on age, chief complaint, lab results, and free-text notes. This begins the moment a patient registers and adjusts instantly when new data is available. This means the whole ED – doctors, nurses, and techs, as well as the hospitalists, house supervisors, and administrators – can start to plan hours in advance of admission.
Pilot Marks First Partnership Out Of The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub
Vital’s software is the first partnership out of the Emory University Innovation Hub, designed to identify unmet patient needs and find innovative solutions to put the patient at the center of care delivery. Vital’s live track board and real-time predictions of patients are being developed in the Emergency Departments of Emory University Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
The goal of this pilot program is to measurably reduce wait times and overall length of stay for patients, while increasing patient satisfaction. Clinicians will be able to review lab results on the go with their mobile or tablet, collaborate with others when writing notes, and easily search through prior notes and results.
Why It Matters
“We are overjoyed to have Emory Healthcare as our primary development partner and pilot sites,” says Patzer. “We are impressed with the commitment Emory leadership has made towards technological innovation and tackling truly challenging problems in emergency medicine. Working closely with top emergency physicians and nurses is essential to producing software that meets the needs of clinicians.”
“The combination of a top-tier academic healthcare system and a top-notch software team is something that happens too rarely in healthcare. With the launch of our Innovation Hub last year, we hope this is one of many opportunities to not only be the first to take advantage of a new technology, but to aid in its development,” said Scott Boden, MD, vice president of business innovation for Emory Healthcare. “This is exactly the kind of collaboration that should exist between promising startups and cutting-edge health systems.”