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Healthcare data management survey found 55% of respondents chose disaster recovery as a top IT investment priority for 2012

ASHTEAD, UK AND WOBURN, MA – February 7, 2012 –/BackupReview.info/– Following the success of their 2010 survey results, BridgeHead Software’s second-annual healthcare data management survey found that disaster recovery (DR) is still the number one health IT investment priority, above other choices such as archiving, virtualization, cloud computing and digitizing paper records.

The survey asked healthcare IT professionals from all over the world about their ongoing strategies for managing their hospital’s IT systems. A majority of 55% of respondents listed DR among their top three IT investment priorities for the next year – an increase of 11 points compared to last year’s survey which saw 44% of healthcare IT professionals choose “backup/disaster recovery” as one of their top three IT investment objectives.

Jim Beagle, CEO of BridgeHead Software, said, “These survey results confirm what we expected: disaster recovery is becoming more of a priority, not less. This is largely due to the fact that hospitals continue to generate massive amounts of different types of data via a variety of information systems – from PACS and RIS to accounting and administration. Amid this technological complexity and unstoppable data growth, the first step towards a robust DR strategy is not an easy one to define.”

Beagle continued, “At BridgeHead, we believe the foundation for effective DR in hospitals is to understand data volumes as well as the type of data you are managing. If you don’t know these answers, it will be incredibly difficult – if not impossible – to implement an effective DR strategy that can reliably protect vital data in the case of a system outage, loss, corruption or disaster. I find it intriguing that over a third of our respondents, all of whom were health IT professionals, did not know or were uncertain how much data they were managing on primary storage facilities. Another third did not know whether their data volumes had increased or decreased in the last year.”

He added, “For those hospitals that don’t have a full account of their data volumes, we recommend using an analytic tool such as our free FileScan utility, which profiles a hospital’s data and provides a detailed report to help them make informed business and IT decisions.”

BridgeHead Software plans to release the full report on the findings in March. In the meantime, below are some supporting statistics from the Healthcare Data Management Survey 2011:

· 64% of respondents said their organizations had a disaster recovery strategy in place, but only 26% of those strategies were “robust, tried and tested”;

· 68% of respondents said their data volumes had grown over the last year, 30% were unsure whether data volumes had changed and 2% said data volumes had decreased;

· 60% of respondents said they were managing more than 1 TB of data on primary store, but 35% were unsure how much data they were managing on primary store;

· 45% of respondents said their organizations were planning a major storage upgrade (1 TB or more) in the next year;

· 55% of respondents said some applications had archiving abilities, but only 16% said they had a full archiving policy that migrated data to the appropriate storage tiers.

BridgeHead Software’s free FileScan tool is available for download at:

http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com/resources/download/162

BridgeHead Software’s free whitepaper “Why Disaster Recovery Is Different in Healthcare” may be downloaded at:

http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com/resources/download/53

To download results from the last year’s Data Management Healthcheck survey, please visit:

http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com/resources/download/131

To register to receive full results from this year’s BridgeHead Software Healthcare IT Leadership Perspectives: Data Management Survey as soon as they are available, please email info@bridgeheadsoftware.com.

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Notes to Editors:
About the BridgeHead Software Healthcare IT Leadership Perspectives: Data Management Survey
A leader in healthcare data and storage management, BridgeHead Software conducted the survey in 2011. It was completed by 158 healthcare IT professionals from all over the world, with the majority coming from the United States or the United Kingdom. BridgeHead plans to release full survey results, which cover cloud computing, archiving technologies, storage hardware, green IT and more, in March of this year. For more information or to request a copy of the findings as soon as they become available, please contact the appropriate regional media contact listed below.

About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software offers hospitals a scalable, future-proof solution to help IT and clinical departments overcome the challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs.

Over 1,000 hospitals, worldwide, use BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution to STORE all of their information efficiently and intelligently; PROTECT that data from misuse and loss; and SHARE that content with other applications and/or users.

To learn more about BridgeHead Software, visit http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com
Follow BridgeHead Software on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BridgeHeadHDM

BridgeHead Software Media Contacts
UK and EMEA
Rose Ross
Omarketing
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rose@omarketing.co.uk
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US
Joan Geoghegan
Cavalier Communications
+1 978-371-3921 (office)
joan[@]cavalier-communications.com
www.twitter.com/JoanMGeoghegan

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