Imagine all of your Healthcare Data... Stored. Protected. Shared.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had one solution that could harness all of your clinical and administrative data – ensuring that it is STORED efficiently, intelligently and at optimum cost? One that would allow your data to be centrally managed, secured from misuse and fully PROTECTED in the event of an outage or disaster? One where your content could be SHARED – between users, applications, departments or other organizations, making it accessible to the people that need it, when they need it, for the delivery of quality patient care? This is BridgeHead’s vision. And, with our Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution, we are turning this vision into a reality.

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution helps hospitals overcome the challenges they face regarding data and storage management – particularly around the information explosion and the impact this data growth is having on healthcare IT departments in terms of their operations, efficiency, effectiveness and cost.

Your Data Stored

BridgeHead’s HDM solution enables you to STORE all of your clinical and administrative data efficiently and intelligently, reducing your storage footprint, lowering your storage and data management costs and bringing together various data sources (often held in departmental silos, across disparate applications and systems) into one place. HDM is a vendor independent solution and thereby manages the storage of all healthcare data types, regardless of the application that created it or the storage provider, device or media on which it resides.

Your Data Protected

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution has been designed specifically for healthcare environments, helping you to secure and protect all of your patient, clinical and administrative systems in light of the spiralling data volumes resulting from the Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), paperless and document management initiatives, the rise in volume and density of clinical images and the prevalence of office and administration tools. More importantly, HDM allows it to be quickly and easily recovered in the event of system outage, data loss and corruption or disaster.

Your Data Shared

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution provides you with the capability to share your clinical and administrative data across systems, departments and other hospitals or associated care facilities, as well as enabling secondary use of content with 3rd party organizations e.g. for clinical research. HDM also supports healthcare data standards, such as XDS, DICOM and HL7, ensuring interoperability of your systems. This, combined with the fact that HDM centrally manages and protects all of your data, ensures you have all of the foundations in place to facilitate effective data sharing.

The HDM Platform – the Core of the HDM Solution

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution is underpinned by the Healthcare Data Management Platform, the common element to all BridgeHead solutions. The HDM Platform contains all of the base functionality that is used in conjunction with the BridgeHead Agents, and associated services, to transform and transport data to its final destination.

It can minimize storage capacities through inbuilt technologies, such as compression and de-duplication, secure data using encryption, and has the ability to connect to any media whether disk, cloud, tape, optical or VTL, regardless of vendor. The HDM Platform provides the heartbeat of BridgeHead’s STORE, PROTECT, SHARE vision and offers true optimization and security for your healthcare organization’s data.

  • Optimizes storage utilization and delays primary storage purchase
  • Lowers TCO of data management
  • Centralizes management
  • Eases future data migration
  • File-level data protection
  • Advanced services, e.g. compression, single instancing
  • Policy-based ILM for retention management, legal hold, etc.
  • Full content indexing and meta-data catalogue
  • Logical separation by data type
  • Storage vendor and media agnostic
  • Comprehensive backup and archive features for file and system level protection
  • Multi-platform read and multi-copy, multi-location write
  • Inbuilt encryption and authentication
  • Enables quicker system recovery (RTO)
  • Reduces backup management time
  • Reduces/eliminates data loss in the event of disaster (RPO)
  • Underpins business continuity plans
  • Stores and transports data securely
  • Ensures data integrity
  • Access control, authentication and encryption
  • Cross application data access via API / SDK access points
  • Full-text indexing and meta-data catalogue for quick e-Discovery
  • Adheres to standards (HL7, XDS, DICOM)
  • Web service enabled
  • Enables secondary use of content and improves clinical intelligence
  • Shares data externally
  • Aggregation of disparate data types

Features & Benefits


Independent Clinical Archive

An Independent Clinical Archive (ICA) that extends beyond the remit of the traditional Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA)


Single Repository

A single repository for all clinical and administrative data sources across the healthcare enterprise


Healthcare Applications

Works with any of a healthcare organization’s chosen applications, including clinical portals, PACS, viewers, Electronic Medical Record (EMR)


Comprehensive Storage Management

Offers a comprehensive storage management capability to allow healthcare organizations to take full control of the information lifecycle and works with all storage hardware vendors and devices


Supports Open Standards

Fully supports healthcare data standards such as DICOM, HL7, XDS and unstructured files

"With HealthStore functioning as the hospital’s Independent Clinical Archive, MEDITECH foresees publishing its own data for independent access by other applications as well as a repository, which will simplify MEDITECH’s access to images and clinical content, all via standards such as XDS. This enables MEDITECH to present the EHR more efficiently to our customers running specialty applications."

John Valutkevich

Manager of Interoperability Initiatives, MEDITECH

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