ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) -  HIMSS -- BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced BridgeHead HealthStore for FlexPod, a new data archive offering that reduces costs and improves healthcare data management for hospitals. BridgeHead HealthStore extends the capability of Cisco and NetApp's FlexPod® Select, and leverages the BridgeHead Healthcare Data Management (HDM) software to add integrated archive for many healthcare applications including PACS and EMR. 

The HealthStore offering provides a flexible storage architecture for clinical and administrative data in hospitals. As part of the solution, active-archive allows hospitals to automatically identify and move static healthcare data within FlexPod Select and across NetApp's robust tiered storage including FAS and E-Series systems. These systems can be located in a hospital's primary data center, in remote sites, and also in a hosted cloud.

The HealthStore approach protects hospital data with point-in-time copies, which facilitating aggressive retention policies on the main storage. Archived data can be seamlessly retrieved by hospital applications and, because of BridgeHead's integration with NetApp's tiered storage capabilities and its knowledge of how those applications operate, hospital workflow remains highly responsive and supportive to clinical requirements.

"HealthStore takes a best-of-breed approach, building on the Cisco and NetApp FlexPod converged infrastructure, to offer a purpose-built solution for hospital data management," said Dave Nesvisky, Executive Director NetApp Healthcare. "BridgeHead's capabilities for managing hospital application data, combined with NetApp's storage management features, deliver big savings to NetApp healthcare customers by allowing them to maintain the continued high utilization of all their components and resources. The key is that all types of hospital data are kept highly available within a unified searchable repository."

"Capitalizing on the integration between the BridgeHead HDM Solution and NetApp and Cisco FlexPod, HealthStore gives NetApp healthcare customers a central, easily managed data repository for archiving disparate data stores," said Tony Cotterill, chairman and CPO, BridgeHead Software. "Once hospitals have centralized all their archive data on HealthStore, they have the option to locate that archive on-site or to move it to the Cloud." 

Interactive Resources

Come see BridgeHead and NetApp at HIMSS 2014: BridgeHead will be exhibiting in booth 3283.

Learn about HealthStore in a presentation offered with BridgeHead and NetApp at HIMSS in the NetApp Booth #2773 on Monday, Feb. 24.

NetApp and BridgeHead will also brief select healthcare executives on HealthStore and archive management at the NetApp CXO Advisory Council Meeting, which follows HIMSS.

Read the product sheet: BridgeHead HealthStore for FlexPod: An end-to-end solution for your hospital's data, delivering the right information, from the right place, at the right time

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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