WOBURN, MA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - BridgeHead Software today announced that Holy Family Memorial, the largest provider of health care services in Manitowoc County, WI, has selected BridgeHead's Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution to create a single, centrally managed and fully protected archive for all its systems. The Holy Family Memorial archive, which includes a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), will complement the existing BridgeHead MEDITECH backup and recovery solution.

Holy Family Memorial will implement the full BridgeHead Healthcare Data Management solution in three stages:

  • PACS archiving - Following an upgrade to its AMICAS PACS, the hospital will install BridgeHead's file and DICOM archiving agents.
  • email archiving - BridgeHead's Exchange archiving agent will enable emails to be moved off the Exchange Server storage to reduce costs while enabling ediscovery and retention management. 
  • Central virtual environment - The inherent backup capability in BridgeHead's HDM solution will protect the remainder of Holy Family's more than one hundred virtual enterprise application servers.

Theron Pappas, PhD, Client Executive / Director of MIS at CareTech Solutions and Holy Family Memorial, chose BridgeHead's HDM solution because it provides a single, scalable approach to managing data protection for all its disparate systems, from imaging to email to its application servers. Looking forward, Pappas plans to expand his use of VNA to a disaster recovery solution with continuous, off-site network backups as a replacement for manual, on-site tape backups.

BridgeHead Software's HDM solution enables hospitals to increase the quality of care by harnessing all clinical and administrative data, ensuring that it can be:

  • Stored efficiently, intelligently and at optimum cost;
  • Protected from misuse, corruption and loss; and  
  • Shared between users, applications, departments or other hospitals, making vital patient information accessible to the people who need it.

"With our BridgeHead-powered VNA and enterprise archive, Holy Family Memorial will be able to manage all of our hospital data from one place with a unified approach," said Theron Pappas. "Because the BridgeHead licensing model is based on the amount of data we backup, our costs will scale proportionately as we grow and generate more data. We will also be able to more accurately track our data growth rate, so we can predict our future storage needs and costs."

"With a vendor neutral archive built on the BridgeHead Healthcare Data Management platform, Holy Family Memorial is adopting a modern, flexible and extensible approach to managing all its data," said Mike Ball, PhD, BridgeHead Software senior vice president, North America. "BridgeHead HDM also prepares Holy Family to further enhance their data management systems with an equally progressive disaster recovery system."

About Holy Family Memorial
Holy Family Memorial is the leader and the largest provider of health care services in Manitowoc County. Its network, with more than 1,300 healthcare professionals, including 80 providers, is committed to providing each patient and their families with the highest level of personal care, respect, and attention to enhance his or her quality of life, including personalized spiritual care. Network services include an inpatient and outpatient medical center, Walk-In Care, more than 15 clinics, retail pharmacies, a home medical supply retail store, a medically-based wellness center, and a state-of-the-art rehab facility.

About CareTech Solutions
CareTech Solutions is an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for more than 200 U.S. hospitals and health systems, creating value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information technology services earning it the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive), and the 2012 IT Partial Outsourcing as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the respective annual Best in KLAS Awards: "Software & Services" report.

For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.

About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years' experience in data and storage management, and 12 years in healthcare, BridgeHead Software is trusted by over 1,000 hospitals worldwide. Today, BridgeHead Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around how to store, protect and share clinical and administrative information.

BridgeHead's Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solutions are designed to work with any hospital's chosen applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor, providing greater choice, flexibility and control over the way data is managed, now and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.

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