AT&T (Dallas) announced that Baptist Health System and Henry Ford Health System have signed agreements to pilot a new cloud-based AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management service that will quickly connect doctors to patients' medical images, regardless of which device originally took the image, allowing them to offer faster treatment. The service will help lower costs in an industry where today it can take multiple and unconnected systems and devices to transmit a single image.
Two Major Healthcare Systems Pilot Cloud-Based Solution
• Baptist Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers, has first-hand experience with increasing storage and management requirements, given its scale, vendor complexity and forecasted growth. Baptist Health System has accumulated more than 2 million images and creates about 30,000 new images per month, or 350,000 annually, that it would like to share throughout its physician community.
• Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems based in Michigan, plans to use AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management to store new cardiology medical imaging studies and to move other cardiology studies from its existing solution to the AT&T solution. Henry Ford Health System expects to gain efficiencies from consolidated expandable storage, providing cloud-based access to cardiologists in various heart centers.