Vital, an Atlanta, GA-based provider of AI-powered software for hospital emergency rooms, secured $5.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by First Round Capital and DFJ, with participation from Bragiel Brothers, Meridian Street Capital, Refactor Capital, SV Angel, Vivek Garipalli, CEO of CloverHealth, and Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, founders of Flatiron Health. In conjunction with the funding, Josh Kopelman, founder and partner at First Round Capital, will join Vital’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to grow the team of engineers and data scientists, and to bring its software to emergency rooms across the United States.
Led by founder and CEO Aaron Patzer, and Dr. Justin Schrager, Chief Medical Officer, Vital provides an HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based software platform for hospital emergency departments to coordinate care and prioritize patients. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP), the system triages patients before they see a doctor, reducing length of stay and saving hospitals millions with an improved flow.
The software sits on top of any existing electronic health record system (EHR): Epic, Cerner, Meditech, and more.