In this episode, neurosurgeon and co-founder/CEO of Viz.ai, Dr. Chris Mansi, and our host Dr. Bryan Hartley discuss the use of AI technology to detect large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes and increase efficiency of workflow. Dr. Mansi describes his entrepreneurial journey, through the phases of idea formation, funding, growth, and expansion of his company.
We start by outlining key advantages that MBA and other graduate degree programs can provide for healthcare entrepreneurs. Both doctors emphasize the value of dedicating space and time, outside of clinical practice, to innovate and test new ideas. Dr. Mansi highlights his collaboration with other disciplines, such as engineering. He also discusses takeaways from his business education-- the importance of patient-centered innovation and having flexible technology that can meet the changing needs of the market.
Dr. Mansi gives an overview of Viz.ai’s origins, mission, and product offerings. The company addresses a clinical need for more consistent and efficient stroke care, and aims to move patients from stroke detection to stroke treatment more quickly. Viz.ai employs self-learning technology to provide high-quality imaging, automatic workflow triggers, and HIPAA-compliant communication channels for stroke teams to work together for the benefit of patients. We end this episode by talking about Viz.ai’s plan to expand to more disease states and medical specialties in the near future.
Viz.ai Platform- https://www.viz.ai/
“Crossing the Chasm” by Geoffrey Moore- Dr. Mansi’s book recommendation for all tech entrepreneurs