NTT DATA expands advanced AI capabilities for healthcare with distribution partnership for imaging insights service

Plano, Texas—March 26, 2018 — NTT DATA Services, a recognized leader in global technology services, today announced a partnership with DataFirst, Inc. to deliver clinical artificial intelligence (AI) that will help healthcare organizations improve quality and decrease the cost of patient care.

This partnership creates valuable opportunities during and following data migration in live care situations to better use clinical imaging data for quality of diagnoses and insights on patient health. DataFirst’s suite of interoperability solutions allows patient data to cross seamlessly between platforms.

“This new partnership allows us to expand access to our Imaging Insights solution with stronger patient health profiling opportunities for customers,” said Barron Lange, president, provider segment, NTT DATA Services. “By leveraging the DataFirst leave-behind imaging tools, healthcare organizations have the capability to create more streamlined workflows, enhance routing and data sharing, and generate impactful insights for patient care.”

NTT DATA’s comprehensive portfolio for imaging analytics, cloud services and transformation consulting enhances clients’ ability to meet the triple aim of healthcare: improving the quality of patient care and overall population health while lowering costs. The Imaging Insights service is a vendor-neutral platform that integrates across sources of AI and machine learning tools to present a unified solution for channeling clinical data into analysis and subsequently a single consistent format for integrating results into clinical workflow.

Consistent classification of imaging findings helps decrease the length of hospital stay and healthcare costs, according to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Additional examples of insights garnered from medical imaging include:

  • 33 percent of CT scans in the emergency room had incidental findings, but 90 percent did not note the findings in discharge papers.
  • 70 percent of vertebral fractures remain undiagnosed.
  • Nearly 70 percent of incidental findings visible on a non-cardiac chest CT scan are not reported.

The partnership with NTT DATA is a perfect strategic fit as we continue to expand our clinical service offerings to customers and OEM partners. Leveraging the flexibility and power of our flagship SilverBack™ workflow engine to launch advanced AI modules will empower clinicians with a sophisticated clinical tool for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases,” said Beau Jones, executive vice president and COO of DataFirst. “We are excited about providing state-of-the-art technology that is directly transforming how healthcare is delivered and how patient care is positively impacted.”

 NTT DATA Services is committed to improving value-based care by providing core technology infrastructure, application, business process and security services that create efficiencies across the healthcare ecosystem. The company delivers targeted segment solutions including patient engagement and customer relationship management, population health and analytics, healthcare cloud and infrastructure support, clinical and claims application expertise, as well as healthcare automation innovations, to more than 45 health systems, 50 health plans, 50 life sciences customers and 40,000 clinicians.