HealthStore® Independent Clinical Archive – the Next Generation VNA

For healthcare organizations who need an enterprise-wide, cross-department repository to store, protect and share all of their patient and administrative data.
Imagine full access to your healthcare facility’s patient data. Easy to search and retrieve by those that need it, when they need it, at the point of care. No more departmental silos; no more barriers to access or sharing. And, all while ensuring you leverage and fully utilize your heterogeneous storage environment so that data is stored intelligently and cost effectively, as well as being properly safeguarded in the event of deletion, corruption, outage or larger disaster.

HealthStore® Explainer Video

HealthStore Explainer

BridgeHead’s HealthStore 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.

Increasingly, healthcare organizations are seeing the need for a central archive to manage and share:

  • Medical images from clinical departments such as radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, oncology or pathology
  • Scanned patient documents such as historic paper-based records, referral documents and patient consent forms
  • HL7 events such as observation results (ORU) messages and clinical reports from all of your departments
  • Unstructured data types, in multiple formats, from other diagnostic departments, e.g. Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, medical photographs, waves, videos, etc.

BridgeHead’s HealthStore delivers this and more – helping healthcare providers globally to realize their vision of a single patient record.

HealthStore® Independent Clinical Archive – the Next Generation VNA

HealthStore Infrastructure
“For the first time, BridgeHead’s HealthStore will allow us to archive, manipulate and share images from other clinical modalities outside Radiology, in such specialities as Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Medical Illustration. I consider this ability as key to the integration of medical imaging in the development and deployment of our new Electronic Patient Record.”

Dr Jonathan Barber
Divisional Clinical Director of Clinical Support Services

Features & Benefits


Independent Clinical Archive

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


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

Content Access Tools

HealthStore provides all the user tools to search for and access content (e.g. portal) as well as easily integrating into existing systems

Data Protection

Multi-copy facility to enable healthcare organizations to write independent copies to their chosen destinations, ensuring comprehensive protection

Single Repository

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

Storage Management

Offers a comprehensive storage management allowing 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 CIFS (for unstructured files)

Auditing & Reporting

For tracking, traceability and analytics to help IT and clinicians monitor activities, trends, resources and security

"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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If you would like to speak with someone or require more information on how BridgeHead’s HealthStore® can help you with your strategic data management initiatives, contact us.

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