Critical access hospital takes an advanced approach to protecting and managing its patient data

WOBURN, MA – August 6th, 2012 — / — BridgeHead Software today announced that Howard County Medical Center (HCMC), a critical access hospital in St. Paul, Nebraska, has selected BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution to protect and manage its rapidly proliferating patient data. HCMC selected BridgeHead after consulting with two system integrators, each of whom had independently recommended BridgeHead as the best-in-class data back up and archiving solution for healthcare organizations.

HCMC CIO, Mike Brady, chose BridgeHead’s HDM solution because it provides a robust platform for the protection and recovery of his critical patient record system, using both backup and archiving techniques. In case of a disaster, system outage, data loss, corruption or other untoward event, BridgeHead HDM will enable HCMC to quickly get back online, minimizing any degradation of patient care.

BridgeHead’s Software’s HDM Solution enables hospitals to increase the quality of care by harnessing all clinical and administrative data, ensuring that it is: STORED efficiently, intelligently and at optimum cost; PROTECTED from misuse, corruption and loss; and can be SHARED between users, applications, departments or other hospitals, making vital patient information accessible to the people who need it.

“BridgeHead’s HDM solution enables Howard County Medical Center to implement a more cost-effective approach to data management and segregate our data so that frequently changing dynamic data is scheduled for regular backups while the majority of static data is stored in a less expensive, secure data archive,” said Mike Brady, CIO at Howard County Medical Center. “This eliminates the need to constantly purchase more hardware and ensures that our data policy is in regulatory compliance.”

“BridgeHead Software recognizes that Howard County Medical Center has taken a strategic approach to the challenge of expanding volumes in its healthcare data,” said Mike Ball, BridgeHead Software senior vice president, North America. “Not only will the BridgeHead HDM solution answer their immediate needs, but it also will provide Howard County with an economic and scalable solution that will meet their future data management requirements beyond the patient record system.”

Read more about how healthcare IT leaders are challenged by the pace of data volume annual growth in BridgeHead Software’s second-annual Healthcare Data Management (HDM) survey.

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About Howard County Medical Center
Located in St. Paul, Nebraska, Howard County Medical Center consists of both Howard County Community Hospital and Howard County Medical Clinic. The Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that has been providing quality, efficient health care since opening its doors in 1955. Six medical providers staff the Medical Clinic so that it can continue to serve patient needs. In addition to great physicians on staff, HCMC offers patients a variety of outpatient services from numerous specialty physicians. HCMC is owned by Howard County, and is supported solely from patient revenue and philanthropy. HCMC employs approximately 170 employees.

About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage management, and 10 years in healthcare, BridgeHead Software is trusted by over 1,000 hospitals worldwide.

Today, BridgeHead Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around how to STORE, PROTECT and SHARE clinical and administrative information.

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solutions are designed to work with any hospital’s chosen applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor, providing greater choice, flexibility and control over the way data is managed, now and in the future.

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