Two major healthcare systems give AT&T cloud-based imaging a shot

Aug. 1, 2011


Baptist Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in Alabama, and Henry Ford Health System, an integrated health system based in Michigan, have signed on to pilot AT&T’s cloud-based Medical Imaging and Information Management Service, a vendor-neutral offering that combines AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service with Acuo Technologies’ Universal Clinical Platform. The solution helps providers store, access, view and share patient medical images and information over a highly secure infrastructure. It works on a pay-as-you-go pricing model where providers pay per gigabyte, per month, for storage and get fast access to x-rays, MRIs and other digital images regardless of original capture device or equipment. As for backup, the service provides copies of data at two geographically diverse sites. Data is stored compressed and includes encryption at rest.

For Baptist Health System, the new system will provide a single source for its physician community to access and share the more than 2 million images that it has accumulated and the 30,000 new images per month that it creates.

At Henry Ford Health System, the plan is to store new cardiology medical imaging studies and to move other cardiology studies from its existing solution to the AT&T cloud. Significant efficiencies are expected to be gained from consolidated and expandable storage, providing anywhere access to cardiologists in various heart centers.

Learn more about this service at

Sponsored Recommendations

Trailblazing Technologies: Looking at the Top Technologies for the Emerging U.S. Healthcare System

Register for the first session of the Healthcare Innovation Spotlight Series today to learn more about 'Healthcare's New Promise: Generative AI', the latest technology that is...

Data: The Bedrock of Digital Engagement

Join us on March 21st to discover how data serves as the cornerstone of digital engagement in healthcare. Learn from Frederick Health's transformative journey and gain practical...

Northeast Georgia Health System: Scaling Digital Transformation in a Competitive Market

Find out how Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) enabled digital access to achieve new patient acquisition goals in Georgia's highly competitive healthcare market.

2023 Care Access Benchmark Report for Healthcare Organizations

To manage growing consumer expectations and shrinking staff resources, forward-thinking healthcare organizations have adopted digital strategies, but recent research shows that...