WOBURN, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2015) - BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, announced that it has been recognized by this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. BridgeHead Software received top honors in the "Health Information Exchange (HIE)" category, as well as an overall award of "Best in Show: Fiercest Cost-Saving Solution."

The Fierce Innovation Awards recognize pioneering technologies and solutions that will catapult healthcare delivery into exciting new realms. Winners were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Allina Health, Rush University Medical Center, Aspirus, and JFK Health System, among others. A complete list of judges can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthit/2015#our_judges.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: care efficiency, competitive advantage, financial impact/value, market need, patient experience/satisfaction, quality of care and patient outcomes, and overall fierceness and innovation. Finalists were selected based on calculation of the judges' scores in each area.

BridgeHead Software is being recognized for its innovative, industry-leading product, HealthStore™. It is the first truly Independent Clinical Archive (ICA), sometimes referred to as a next-generation vendor neutral archive (VNA), offering a single, easily-accessible and standards-based software repository for all healthcare data. Through this system, the data is stored intelligently and cost effectively, as well as being properly safeguarded in the event of deletion, corruption, outage or larger disaster.

"The Fierce Innovation Awards certainly bring a new focus to the challenges healthcare organizations are facing and how companies are leveraging smart technologies in useful and efficient ways to become the solutions the industry needs," said Michael Ball, senior vice president, North America at BridgeHead Software. "We're honored for HealthStore to be among these, as we are fully committed to helping healthcare organizations realize the full potential of what a next-generation VNA can offer that their traditional VNA or EHR alone simply cannot. And increasingly, healthcare organizations are seeing the need for this type of enterprise-wide, cross-department repository which stores, protects and shares all of their patient and administrative data in easily navigable and protected ways."

To learn more about BridgeHead Software and its HealthStore product, visit www.BridgeHeadSoftware.com.

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About BridgeHead Software

BridgeHead Software is a leading provider of strategic data management software and services for hospitals and health systems across the globe. With more than 20 years' expertise in data and storage management, the company helps customers store, protect and share patient data to increase operational efficiencies, improve patient care and outcomes, reduce costs and thrive. Founded in 1994, BridgeHead is trusted by more than 1,500 healthcare organizations worldwide, including one in five North American hospitals.

BridgeHead's healthcare data management solutions are designed to work with an organization'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. Visit www.bridgeheadsoftware.com, and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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