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

Aug. 1, 2011

Imaging

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
http://www.synaptic.att.com

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