A flexible network gives Austin Cancer Center peace of mind when transferring large patient files

AT&T Network on Demand scales bandwidth up when needed, and down when not, for a cost-effective network solution

Business Needs

A fast, reliable and scalable network to quickly transfer medical files at Austin Cancer Center.

Networking Solution

AT&T Network on Demand, which allows Austin Cancer Center to dial up its bandwidth when sending large files and data from machines to computers to doctors. And, it allows the center to dial bandwidth down when not in as much use.

Business Value

The center is able to scale up its network availability at busy times, allowing it to send records quickly and without after-hours delays. This enables doctors to receive time-sensitive medical information in near-real time, all while keeping costs down when the center needs less bandwidth.

In Brief

In Brief

About Austin Cancer Center

Dr. George Brown came to Austin over 40 years ago with the dream of bringing state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge capabilities closer to home. He built the group that would become Austin Cancer Center on two simple principles: provide the highest standard of cancer care, and do it with heartfelt compassion and personal dedication to innovation and excellence.

Industry Focus

Oncology and cancer treatment

Size

2 locations that have served thousands of patients in Austin and Central Texas

Business Challenge

When scanning patients for cancer, the imaging machines can sometimes generate data files as large as 1 GB. And with over 500 patients per month, Austin Cancer Center would have to queue up its studies—sometimes forcing the large data sets to be sent after business hours.  They needed faster and more reliable access to medical results so patient care teams could get the information they need quickly in order to diagnose and begin treatment.

Solution

AT&T Network on Demand brought a cost-effective solution to the table that was able to offer bandwidth customization in near-real time. Instead of having to pay for a high bandwidth solution at all times, Austin Cancer Center now dials bandwidth up when it needs it and down when it doesn’t—only paying for what it uses and when.

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