Software deduplication for backup of hospital EMR and enterprise applications provide storage savings and increased RTO

WOBURN, MA – April 29, 2014 — / — BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced that Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio is expanding its BridgeHead environment with the addition of BridgeHead Deduplication for Backup and Recovery along with BridgeHead Enterprise Backup. BridgeHead Deduplication integrates HP StoreOnce Catalyst software as part of its Healthcare Data Management (HDM) platform. A BridgeHead customer since 2012, Mary Rutan hospital had previously deployed BridgeHead ISB/IDR to protect its MEDITECH data.

A 100-bed facility offering a range of services, Mary Rutan Hospital serves Logan County Ohio with a constant dedication to the mission of “Providing Progressive Quality Health Care With A Personal Touch.” In addition to its main location, Mary Rutan Hospital operates the Ewing H. Crawfis Imaging Center, the Mary Rutan Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Center, the Ewing Crawfis Oncology Clinic and several physician practices.

The hospital decided to add BridgeHead’s Deduplication and Enterprise Backup capabilities as part of a long-term cost savings strategy.

Over the next three to five years, Mary Rutan Hospital expects to achieve the following with its expanded BridgeHead HDM Solution:
· Cut long-term storage costs by 50 to 70 percent;
· Shrink backup storage by a factor of 10 to one;
· Streamline enterprise SQL, Exchange and VM backup into a single solution;
· Strategically position environment to incorporate secondary off-site storage; and
· Improve RTO for remote business continuance.

“We expect BridgeHead Deduplication to deliver huge long-term cost-savings advantages to our hospital,” said Robert Reynolds, IT director for Mary Rutan Hospital. “Using BridgeHead’s Virtual StoreOnce Appliance (VSA) implementation provides an extremely cost-effective solution as compared with VTL device alternatives, plus it lets us combine it with our existing storage without being locked in to a single storage vendor. We’d already had the goal of unifying our backup to include our enterprise applications along with MEDITECH; when we learned about the VSA approach then the cost-savings benefits were compounded. What we expect now, is that BridgeHead will help us to cut our long-term storage costs by 50 to 70 percent over the next three to five years.”

“Mary Rutan Hospital is a good example of the type of hospital that we had in mind when we introduced BridgeHead Deduplication in late 2013,” said Tony Cotterill, Executive Vice President and Chief Products Officer, BridgeHead Software. “They have received good benefit from BridgeHead for backup of MEDITECH data, and they were already interested in our enterprise capabilities as a way to consolidate their backup across the hospital and eliminate point-products. The additional benefit of our deduplication will enable that consolidated approach to accelerate cost savings and rapidly pay for itself.”

Interactive Resources
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Learn more about BridgeHead Deduplication for Backup and Recovery along with integrated support for HP StoreOnce Backup.

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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