GE Healthcare and AWS Announced first European Cloud Deployment in UK


GE Healthcare and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the first European cloud deployment of Edison True PACS at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

This project is aiming to provide radiologists with intelligent productivity tools that provide help in enhancing reading speed, and reducing errors, with improve diagnostic precision, and will also enable more confident diagnoses. This is very important at a time when radiologists are under growing pressure due to backlogs from COVID-19 pandemic.

By enabling the delivery of imaging solutions, clinical operational insights, and integrated data based on cloud technology, and it is intended to help provider transition from the traditional care delivery model in a hospital.

Dr. Rowland Illing, chief medical officer and director of international public sector health, AWS, said, they are at an inflection point for the cloud technology in healthcare. The healthcare organisations recognise the need for cost-effective, dynamic, scalable capacity for storage, and archiving medical imaging data.

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He also said that with cloud solutions they benefit from virtually unlimited storage, plus improved reliability, access, and security to large computing power for analytics. The tools available to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital including the ZFP 3D viewer that enables staff to view 3D images through smartphones, which allows staff to access some curated selection of apps.