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Viz.ai and TeleSpecialists Announce Strategic Partnership

By: | Tags: , | February 9th, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – February 9, 2022 – Viz.ai and TeleSpecialists, LLC  have entered a strategic partnership that will bring AI-powered stroke care together with leading telestroke neurologists to optimize time to treatment and improve patient outcomes across the United States. The partnership combines the Viz Intelligent Care Coordination platform and the expertise of TeleSpecialists’ neurologists to help advance medicine by alerting providers and giving them direct access to high fidelity imaging, patient information, and HIPAA-compliant communication. This partnership will further facilitate stroke care coordination even when the patient and provider are hundreds of miles apart. Moving forward, the two organizations will partner on additional technology, workflows, and research opportunities.

“This strategic partnership with TeleSpecialists will further enhance intelligent care coordination for stroke patients, when every minute counts,” said Dr. Chris Mansi, CEO of Viz.ai. “We also look forward to opportunities the partnership will present as we expand our AI portfolio into multiple medical specialties.”

Viz.ai’s mission is to make healthcare work faster and smarter, and by partnering with TeleSpecialists, Viz.ai is further positioned to bring the efficiency of AI to more patients and physicians. The flagship Viz LVO product is proven to improve workflow in time-critical therapies such as stroke, accelerating treatment times which leads to better patient outcomes.

TeleSpecialists has achieved world class excellence in patient care via telemedicine, bringing an expert physician to the bedside in under three minutes. The organization’s proprietary software, TeleCare, is an immediate intelligent routing and queuing system that sends consults directly to physicians. In an area of medicine where speed of treatment is essential, TeleSpecialists consistently provides life-saving treatment more efficiently to its patients.

“This partnership helps to further our organization’s mission of saving lives. Any opportunity we have to save valuable time and help our patients receive life-saving treatments more quickly will always be the utmost priority for our team,” said Dr. Nima Mowzoon, MBA, CEO of TeleSpecialists “Our work with Viz.ai directly impacts our patients and allows for us to advance medicine even further.”

Partner hospitals of TeleSpecialists and Viz.ai will be able to integrate the Viz.ai platform into the TeleSpecialists telecare platform for a more seamless and integrated workflow experience. The integration allows TeleSpecialists physicians to see the advanced imaging and data on their smartphones as soon as it is available and make life-saving decisions more quickly.

Nattasha Acevedo, MD

Dr. Acevedo received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and did her neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She went on to do a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Emory School of Medicine in Atla nta, Georgia and then joined private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She likes running, paddle boarding and spending time with family.

Bernadette Borte, MD

Dr. Borte received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Her areas of interest include inpatient neurology and acute stroke. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Borte joined the TeleSpecialist family in March of 2019.

Mazen Almidani, MD

Dr. Almidani is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and board certified in epilepsy, as well as neurology with special  qualification in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Almidani is happily married with 4 children. His oldest son has autism and his daughter has complicated seizures; both were a drive for him to become a neurologist. Dr. Almidani enjoys soccer, running and spending time with his family. He is very involved with his sons’ therapy and helping with daily challenges. He is double board certified in Pediatric and Adult Neurology and Epilepsy. He sees children and adults. He also participates in charities for children in Syria who may be underprivileged and/or affected by the war. Dr. Almidani joined TeleSpecialists in August 2020.

Amanda Cheshire, MD

Dr. Cheshire received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She did a fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cheshire is double board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She enjoys traveling, reading and music. She currently resides in Viera, Florida.  Dr. Cheshire joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.

Jessica Floyd, MD

Dr. Floyd completed her neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida followed by fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology with focus in EEG and epilepsy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She has particular interest in hospital neurology and patient education as well as the blossoming specialty of lifestyle medicine. She strives to take advantage of every encounter with patients and medical staff to empower them to do their own research into how daily thoughts, choices, and habits can add up to create greater and longer-lasting brain and neurologic health for ourselves and our loved ones. She lives in Florence, South Carolina with her awesome husband of 13 plus years and three beautiful children. She is an avid yogi, astrologer, and lover of food and all things neurology! Dr. Floyd joined the TeleSpecialist family in July 2017.

Nancy Futrell, MD

Dr. Futrell received her medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also did her neurology residency at the University of Utah as well as a research fellowship in cerebral vascular disease at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has authored 2 books and 50 peer reviewed papers. 

Rebecca Jimenez-Sanders, MD

Dr. Jimenez Sanders received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her medical degree from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her neurology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she also did a specialized headache medicine and facial pain fellowship. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and her two daughters. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian languages, and enjoys photography, baking, boating, and biking.

Cory Lamar, MD

Dr. Lamar received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship and residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology, with a concentration in epilepsy. He currently resides in Florida and enjoys outdoor activities.

Clifford Meyers, MD

Dr. Meyers received his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Rochester, where he also did a neurophysiology fellowship. Dr. Meyers resides in Webster, New York with his wife and daughter. When not doing teleneurology, he enjoys playing sports with his wife and daughter.

Tao Tong, MD

Dr. Tong received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her neurology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she also did a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship.  She currently resides in College Station, Texas. Dr. Tong is married with two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

Shubhangi Chumble, MD

Dr. Chumble attended BJ Medical School. She is a board certified neurologist with a subspeciality interest in sleep medicine. Dr. Chumble did her residency at Howard University in Washington DC and has practiced neurology since 2001 in private and corporate settings. She lives in Melbourne, Florida and loves the sunshine state. Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, cooking , traveling and meeting new people. She also loves to do stained glass, pottery and painting. She joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.