Nuffield Health

Problem Solved

Initially, Nuffield Health wanted to implement a complete, hosted, remote service for its radiology teams across its 31 hospital sites. This included PACS, RIS and VNA, all provided in a private cloud. In a later phase, Nuffield also wanted to offer its radiology consultants a diagnostic grade viewer to provide access to patients’ medical images and supporting data, from any location and on any device, in the event of planned or unplanned PACS downtime, to ensure business continuity.

BridgeHead’s HealthStore was deployed as part of the technology stack fronted by Capita Group (a large public sector systems integrator). Today, HealthStore manages all of Nuffield’s radiology images from across its 31 hospital sites – all stored, protected and accessible across the organisation in the Capita cloud. More recently, BridgeHead’s universal viewer was successfully deployed so that clinicians could access patient images when the PACS radiology system is unavailable.

Why BridgeHead?

  • Excellent reputation and healthcare experience, successfully deploying data management solutions across the NHS
  • Best-of-breed independent clinical archive (a.k.a. the next generation VNA)
  • Commitment to open standards enabling easier future data migrations & ensuring interoperability
  • Scalable & vendor agnostic – futureproofing their environment so as to work with any future applications or storage

Hospital Profile

  • The UK’s leading not-for-profit, private healthcare organisation
  • 31 award-winning hospitals, 112 fitness and wellbeing clubs, healthcare clinics, and over 200 workplace wellbeing services
  • Diverse services connecting care from personal training and health MOTs to emotional wellbeing counselling, as well as treatment for illness and serious conditions like arthritis or cancer
  • Delivers unsurpassed standards, with a sector-leading 94% of our hospitals judged good or excellent by national regulators
  • RIS – Wellbeing Software
  • PACS – Insignia
  • All hosted in Private Cloud hosted by Capita
  • Now using BridgeHead’s ICA – HealthStore® for storing, protecting, accessing and viewing radiology images across its 31 hospitals

“Introducing this new service means our clinicians now have secure access to any of the data held within the ICA [HealthStore], regardless of device. Our consultants and clinicians can provide the efficient diagnoses and resulting treatment for patients, providing better care and achieving improved patient outcomes. Patients now have a shorter wait to hear back on imaging results and consultants benefit from an online solution to store and share the images.”

Iain Luscombe,

National Diagnostic Imaging Manager, Nuffield Health

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