Sunday, November 27, 2011

AT&T Partners with Accenture on Medical Imaging Solution

AT&T is working with on a new medical imaging solution for U.S. hospitals that will make it easier for radiologists to electronically share, review and store medical images, such as X-rays and CT or MRI scans.

The Accenture Medical Imaging Solution, enabled by AT&T, enables hospitals to centrally manage medical images and collaborate efficiently with other institutions, physicians and radiologists.

Roughly 73 percent of healthcare organizations plan to shift imaging data storage to the cloud, in some capacity, while 32 percent actively use some form of cloud solutions today, according to an Accenture study.

"Accenture's systems integration experience coupled with AT&T's cloud-based technologies means hospitals can have virtually real-time access to medical images while reducing healthcare costs," said Randall Porter, assistant vice president, AT&T ForHealth.