Healthcare data management specialist, BridgeHead Software has launched HealthStore for FlexPod, a data management solution designed to provide hospitals with a comprehensive, end-to-end solution to manage all of the clinical and administrative data across the hospital enterprise – from critical applications such as Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems through to PACS. HealthStore enables organizations to efficiently store and protect their critical healthcare data – facilitating sharing with other applications, so that valuable information is available by those that need it, when they need it, thus ensuring better patient care and optimised hospital operations. HealthStore broadens the FlexPod Select solution to include a fully featured, policy-based archive, specifically designed for healthcare. This means that hospitals can extend their storage environments to benefit from a tiered architecture, taking advantage of alternative, e.g. more cost effective storage devices and media such as dedicated or unified storage solutions, other disk types, or cloud storage, depending on customer requirements. This is particularly useful for data that are older or unlikely to change. In doing so, healthcare organizations protect their investment in primary storage, ensuring it is dedicated to serving the applications that need it most and delay expensive storage refreshes.
HealthStore integrates BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution with FlexPod Select – a fully validated and tested solution combining NetApp E-Series storage solution, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, and Cisco Nexus fabric switches into a single, flexible architecture. By adding BridgeHead’s software to the FlexPod Select stack, the solution ultimately becomes ‘healthcare enabled’, offering the management of all healthcare data across the entire hospital, including DICOM image files (e.g. from radiology PACS), studies from other clinical departments, such as ophthalmology and cardiology. Administrative data from the operational functions of the hospital, such as scanned documents, PDFs and even email can also be managed. This solution will help organisations to eliminate data silos from disparate departments and streamline the IT management and support required to make the data available to clinical and administrative staff at the point of need.
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