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September 10, 2010

BridgeHead Software, Dell launch storage & data management offering for hospitals

Enables hospitals to take control of their digital patient and administrative information

By CBR Staff Writer

BridgeHead Software and Dell are offering hospitals a new way to store their medical and administrative data: in a centralised repository, within an enterprise storage environment.

BridgeHead Software said that the Medical Archive offering enables hospitals to take control of their digital patient and administrative information.

It addresses one of the major data management challenges currently facing hospitals all over the world, namely the upsurge in healthcare data resulting primarily from the increasing volume of medical images as well as the adoption of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and the move to a paperless environment.

The company said that the Medical Archive integrates the data from disparate clinical and administrative systems into a central, scalable repository that wholly understands healthcare data types and standards.

The underlying technology for the joint offering consists of BH MediStore and BH OfficeStore from BridgeHead and the DX6000 Object Storage Platform from Dell.

Tony Cotterill, CEO of BridgeHead Software, said: "The Medical Archive solution that we [BridgeHead and Dell] bring embodies our collective ethos of supporting and underpinning the Electronic Patient Record and empowering IT at healthcare organisations of all sizes to meet their growing storage needs without compromising on current hardware brand or media type

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"Our aim was to provide a cost effective, future-proof solution that simplified the data management and storage process while providing robust content protection and security, as well as increasing operational efficiencies that positively affect patient care."

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