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November 28, 2011

AT&T in Pact with Calgary Scientific to Offer ResolutionMD as Part of AT&T Medical Imaging Solution

AT&T has announced a partnership with Calgary Scientific to offer ResolutionMD, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared mobile diagnostic viewer, as an addition to the AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management solution.

Calgary Scientific has received clearance from FDA to market its industry-leading medical imaging application, ResolutionMD Mobile, as a mobile diagnostic application, in the U.S. The company also offers ResolutionMD Web, a Web-based version of the application, which has previously received this distinctive clearance, as part of this offering.

"Demand for access to current and prior patient images along with radiology reports is growing at a very high rate," said Randy Rountree, executive vice president of Global Sales & Marketing for Calgary Scientific, in a statement. "This requirement for image information is seen across the healthcare enterprise, in remote locations and must be available to clinicians 24 hours a day.”

“Our work with AT&T ensures that this vital information is always accessible in a highly-secure manner and includes many of the diagnostic analysis tools needed by physicians to assess and rapidly diagnose a patient's condition," Rountree added.

The partnership will enable healthcare providers to access and view medical images stored remotely — from a CT to an MRI — and diagnose patients in near real-time from virtually anywhere via their compatible mobile devices.  

The service utilizes AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management to enable physicians to view and interact with patient images and reports stored within any healthcare facility and render a clinical diagnosis from virtually anywhere.

ResolutionMD is a highly secure cloud-based application that extends medical image diagnosis from the confines of a desktop to a provider's tablet or smartphone. The service will be available to AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management customers in the first half of 2012.

"We're using the power of our network-based cloud to improve patient care – bringing patients' medical images rapidly to clinicians' smartphones or tablets so they can make a timely diagnosis," said Randall Porter, assistant vice president, AT&T ForHealth, in a statement.

Launched in June this year, AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management is a vendor-neutral, cloud-based service that provides access, viewing, storage and sharing of medical images from disparate picture archive communications systems (PACS) on an as needed, pay-as-you-go model for image storage.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf
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