San Mateo, Calif.-based RapidAI announces the availability of Rapid Workflow for PE, a mobile and web-based app designed to align hospital teams on the treatment of patients suspected of having a pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage of one or more pulmonary arteries caused by a blood clot. The CDC estimates that as many as 900,000 people could be affected by venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes PE and deep vein thrombosis, each year in the United States. PE results in the death of one-third of people who go undiagnosed or untreated, according to the Mayo Clinic.

“Rapid Workflow for PE is the next step in our journey to improving patient care,” says Don Listwin, CEO of RapidAI. “When it comes to acute vascular diseases, time is of the essence. That’s why we’ve created an extensible platform that addresses the specific needs of care teams across vascular and neurovascular conditions, providing these teams with the tools they need to work quickly to save lives.”

Rapid Workflow for PE helps hospital teams align, activate, and communicate about patient status to administer care faster. More specifically, the solution helps: 

  • Reduce time to treatment: Provides access anywhere, anytime to CTPA images and workflow communication tools 
  • Improve care coordination: Streamlines communication and accelerates PE team activation 
  • Optimize protocols: Collects patient status data that teams can utilize to improve their risk stratification and patient care processes 

The Rapid Workflow for PE solution is born out of RapidAI’s recent partnership with Alameda, Calif.-based Penumbra, Inc., a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies in areas that include ischemic stroke and vascular blood clots. The partnership was established in November 2020 to develop solutions enabling faster clinical decision making for PE diagnosis and procedures.

“Pulmonary embolism can be a life-threatening condition and requires swift action to prevent serious complications,” says James F. Benenati, MD, chief medical officer at Penumbra, Inc. “Through our collaboration, we are now able to arm healthcare providers with critical data to make decisions quickly and coordinate care more efficiently. It is exciting to see our shared vision to innovate pulmonary care come to life and further move the PE field forward with this latest advancement.”  

Featured image: Rapid Workflow for PE (Credit: RapidAI)