AT&T Announces New Five-Year Contract with Aurora Pharmacy, Inc
Network-Based Virtual Private Network Services Increase Flexibility, Data Capacity for Wisconsin Health Care System
San Antonio, Texas, February 22, 2006, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Aurora Pharmacy, Inc. a Milwaukee-based pharmacy chain, with pharmacies in more than 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
Under the terms of the contract, AT&T companies will provide a virtual private network utilizing Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology and Cisco® Systems routers to deliver highly differentiated network services to Aurora’s nearly 100 traditional and grocery store pharmacy locations throughout eastern Wisconsin.
The solution will provide a flexible, secure network to help Aurora Pharmacy increase productivity and improve patient care across its various sites. The increased flexibility and next generation technology will allow Aurora Pharmacy to access patient medication records across the enterprise faster than ever, resulting in decreased downtime and improved patient care. The solution will also provide augmented security and network redundancy, creating a secure environment for data transactions across the network.
“We were seeking a provider capable of offering a flexible network with next generation technology, enabling our various locations to have faster access to medication records and Aurora Health Care resources,” said Jim Elsesser, manager of Information Systems, Aurora Pharmacy, Inc. “We are confident that the solution provided by AT&T will help us meet these needs and deliver increased productivity and patient satisfaction.”
“We are pleased to enter into this new relationship with Aurora Pharmacy, Inc. as the primary provider of network services,” said Vicki Jones, President - Business Communications Services - Midwest, AT&T Global Services, Inc. “The IP-enabled solution--supporting data transfer, Internet access and other bandwidth-intensive applications--displays our ability to provide a wide-range of flexible solutions.”
About Aurora Pharmacy, Inc
Aurora Pharmacy, Inc is a division of Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora has care sites in more than 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin. Additional information about Aurora Pharmacy, Inc. is available at www.aurorapharmacy.org
About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long-distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 52 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com.
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