WOBURN, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, in celebration of National Health IT Week, today announced new social media platforms and professional training opportunities designed to educate healthcare IT professionals on how best to manage their hospital data. An annual event promoted by HIMSS, National Health IT Week 2013 takes place September 16-20 and is a collaborative forum for public and private healthcare constituents to discuss the value of health information technology (HIT) for the US healthcare system.

In keeping with the educational focus of National Health IT Week, BridgeHead is augmenting and updating its educational programs with the following social media and informational resources:

  • BridgeHead HDM LinkedIn Group - Designed for healthcare IT professionals who are participating in or have completed BridgeHead's Healthcare Data Management courses, this is a collaborative forum for discussion of on-going issues, successes and IT challenges.
  • HealthITSocial Forum - On this healthcare-focused social forum, BridgeHead will help to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system.
  • Weekly HDM Paper.li - BridgeHead curates a weekly round-up of the most important stories in health IT, available for subscribers.
  • BridgeHead's YouTube channel and blog share the expertise of the technical people at BridgeHead on HDM topics, available weekly.

"To help healthcare IT professionals in their mission of simplifying healthcare delivery, they need better sources for holistic technical education," said Mike Ball, PhD and Senior Vice President, North America. "In support of the HIMSS education mission for National Health IT Week, BridgeHead is offering many social media opportunities to enable Healthcare IT professionals to engage with BridgeHead healthcare IT experts, including a new LinkedIn Group forum launched to respond to customer demand for increased access."

BridgeHead syndicates educational content using Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Interactive Resources
Join the BridgeSoftware LinkedIn Group at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=5178997&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

Follow the BridgeHead Software blog with our RSS feed at: http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com/company/blog/national_health_it_week/

Subscribe to our HDM paper.li

Download our latest HDM white paper

Watch the BridgeHead instructive videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/BridgeHeadHDM

Follow us on Twitter

Like BridgeHead Software on Facebook

Follow BridgeHead Software us at Google+

Join us on the HealthITSocial forums for MEDITECH and Epic Systems

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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