Commentary, opinions, responses and topics relevant to healthcare data management.

Enabling Better Deployment of Healthcare EMR Applications

By Bobby Edwards Deployment of a new EMR application is an iterative process that involves customizing the software to a particular hospital’s workflow and procedures. This customization process requires changing the configuration of the application and its embedded...

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The 80:20 Rule for Healthcare Data Management

By Neil Brown, Sales Engineer, BridgeHead Software I have recently taken up a new position working for BridgeHead Software who specialise in data management solutions specifically for the healthcare industry. Until joining BridgeHead, my background has largely been as...

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Spring Cleaning and Healthcare Data Management Part 2

By Brendan O'Leary, Training Development Manager, BridgeHead Software Last month I shared the pain of spring cleaning the home office. I am now able to report back to you on the benefits that resulted that made it all worthwhile. Since the spring clean I have become...

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ROI for an Enterprise Archive

By Tim Kaschinske | @TimKaschinske When selecting any software technology, it’s always important to understand the products return on investment (ROI).  This is especially true for a technology such as an Enterprise Archive, as it has an impact on all areas of the...

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Some Surprising Facts About MEDITECH Recovery

By Kelly Baig @KEHBaig If MEDITECH is your hospital application, then you understand that it is at the center of how much if not most of how your hospital functions. Whether in terms of patient care or payroll, when MEDITECH applications are not available, extreme...

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VNA: Neither Vendor-Neutral nor Archive

by Tony Cotterill @TonyCotterill VNA technology has received much attention in healthcare IT and clinical environments over the last few years. But the definition of what a VNA technology is and the benefits that it can deliver varies widely depending on the vendor,...

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Why RAID 6 Stops Working in 2019

by John Macy Technical Solutions Expert, Healthcare Data Management In 2010, Robin Harris wrote that “RAID 6 will stop working in 2019”. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise: Harris had previously commented that RAID 5 would stop working in 2009....

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Spring Cleaning and Healthcare Data Management

My wife ambushed me the other weekend and coerced me to commence a spring clean of the home office. This was a painful experience, and I’m sharing it with you because my major recollection of this event is also relevant to healthcare data. Let me explain…...

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Empowering the EPR – data management is key

Tim Kelsey, Commissioning Board Director of Informatics, recently warned that some hospitals had little over a year to meet an NHS Commissioning Board deadline for upgrading to electronic patient record (EPR) systems. This is a tough deadline and one that is...

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