Vendor Neutral Archiving: What the NHS Should Expect

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Healthcare IT news Free whitepaper from BridgeHead Software explains how vendor neutral archives (VNAs) can help the NHS reduce IT costs, increase efficiency and improve data protection

Ashtead, UK - Tuesday 7th June - BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data and storage management, today released a free whitepaper called "What Should the NHS Expect from Vendor Neutral Archiving?"

The new whitepaper explains how VNAs can help the NHS improve the cost, protection, security, interoperability and management of their medical images, Electronic Patient Records and administrative files. It also outlines some of the key characteristics of a VNA, as well as exploring the challenges the owners of Picture and Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) are looking to solve. 

Jamie Clifton, author of the whitepaper and Director of Product Management, BridgeHead Software, said, "This is a great opportunity to review what is currently being done with diagnostic imaging in the NHS, not just in terms of the sharing and accessing of diagnostic imaging data, but also in terms of the storage, protection and management of that data within the broader IT infrastructure."

Clifton added, "BridgeHead's view is that while PACS owners are leading the charge in defining what they need from a vendor neutral archive, a VNA should also take into account the storage, management, sharing, accessing, protection and security of all data across the entire hospital, not just imaging data. In my experience, this integrated approach to vendor neutral archiving reduces costs and increases efficiency by facilitating sharing, compliance requests and disaster recovery all in the same technology platform."
Free printed copies of the "What Should the NHS Expect from Vendor Neutral Archiving?" whitepaper are available on request - simply email:

BridgeHead Software is currently exhibiting at the UK Radiological Congress (Stand 211) at the Manchester Central Convention Centre, between June 6 - 8, where copies will also be available. Alternatively, you can download the whitepaper from the BridgeHead Software website at:

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About BridgeHead Software:

BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization™ (HSV™) company, offers a scalable, future-proof platform to overcome rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around the access, availability and protection of critical electronic patient data.

Trusted by more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, BridgeHead Software solves healthcare organisations' backup, recovery and archiving challenges. BridgeHead's HSV solutions are designed to operate with any hospital's chosen software applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor. This presents healthcare organisations with more choice, flexibility and control over the way data is accessed, protected and managed. The net effect - better utilisation of hardware resources and, more importantly, the efficient distribution, availability and use of vital healthcare data.

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