BridgeHead archive provides cost-effective protection for Horizon Patient Folders and other non-DICOM imaging applications

WOBURN, MA – October 8, 2013 — / — BridgeHead Software today announced that Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut’s largest medical center, has implemented BridgeHead archive software to manage the explosive amount of data generated by its McKesson Horizon Patient Folders (HPF) system. BridgeHead archive is a practical method for protecting HPF data, which like many hospital applications, is not a good fit for traditional backup and recovery approaches.

BridgeHead’s archive solution allows hospitals to create policies that identify older, static data on their primary file server platforms and copy or move that content to a centrally managed archive where it is de-duplicated, compressed and encrypted. Furthermore, the archive has built-in self-protection and can be configured to create its own backup without third party software.

“BridgeHead Software is our ‘go-to’ solution for protecting unique data for any hospital application,” said Jonathon Valente, Manager, Storage & Unix Systems Information Technology Services, Yale-New Haven Health System. “For example, we use BridgeHead for our Horizon Patient Folder application because its integrated archive capabilities make it ideal for managing HPF’s millions of small files. BridgeHead protects HPF data quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.”

McKesson Horizon Patient Folders (HPF) is an Electronic Document Management Solution (EDMS) that captures, indexes, stores and retrieves patient information, using workflow automation to support both the health information management (HIM) department and physicians in the ways they work. At Yale-New Haven Hospital, HPF data was rising at such dramatic rates that the hospital was struggling to come up with an alternative to backing up the system on expensive tier-one devices.

“Because the average back-up software company has never heard of many hospital applications, hospital IT teams are struggling to find ways to protect them,” said Mike Ball, PhD and SVP, North America at BridgeHead Software. “BridgeHead integrated backup and archive approach provides solutions that are better suited to modern hospital environments, which are managing data on the cutting edge.”

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Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical center receiving national and international referrals. Yale-New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.

About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage management, and 12 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. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.

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