By Gareth Griffiths, Chief Technology Officer at BridgeHead Software

Just a quick note to say I’m excited to be going to the MUSE 2019 Inspire Conference in Nashville this week. It’s a great place to meet many of you that will be attending and a chance for you to bend my ear about any data protection issues that you may have or to simply ask questions. This year I will be co-presenting an educational session with MEDITECH’s Justin Armstrong entitled “Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats across your Environment”. Justin and I will be sharing our experiences and some of the best practices we have learned throughout our careers to get you thinking about and designing better protection for your healthcare organizations. Our aim is to ensure that, if you suffer a cyber-attack, data corruption or loss, unplanned downtime, etc. that the issue can be isolated and systems recovered (relatively) painlessly.Take a look a our guest blog from Justin to get a sneak peak at what else we’ll be covering.

Our session is on at the 2019 MUSE Inspire Conference on Thursday, May 30th, at 1:45pm in Ryman Studio I

As you may or may not know, BridgeHead Software protects more MEDITECH systems than any other vendor in the world, enabling us to be at the forefront of many recovery efforts. So, when it comes to designing your protection strategy, let us help you and show you how some best practices have evolved over time, i.e., if you are still running backups now, like you did five years ago, you might not be as safe as you thought!

We hope to see you at MUSE, May 28 to 31 in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss this and other issues facing health IT professionals today.

If you can’t make it, don’t panic. I will cover this topic again in far more detail in a future blog.

Gareth has worked with systems design, product management, and leading software development teams for more than 30 years. As a founding member of BridgeHead Software, Gareth is responsible for the development and technology plan for all of BridgeHead’s products and solutions. He previously led VMS technical development groups at Raxco-UIS and was technical director for software at MTI and, subsequently, at MultiStream. Gareth has kept what is now the BridgeHead core development team together through several company mergers and acquisitions. He was instrumental in the management buyout that allowed BridgeHead to acquire and grow the development group and the technology portfolio that is the basis of the company’s business today. Gareth holds a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from Oxford University.

BridgeHead is exhibiting at MUSE19 this year, so be sure to stop by booth #1009 to learn how HealthStore® can provide integrated access to all of the data outside of your MEDITECH EHR.

You can also schedule a HealthStore demo – simply email to reserve your spot. For every demo booked, BridgeHead will donate $50 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on your behalf. The attendee must show up for the donation to occur.