BridgeHead Software enters Polish market for the first time with storage specialist Alstor
ASHTEAD, UK – July 29, 2014 – BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Data Management specialist, and Alstor, the storage solutions provider, today announce a new partnership. This agreement allows Alstor to extend its existing portfolio to include BridgeHead Software’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution, offering Polish hospitals a unique software environment to store, protect and share clinical and administrative information, both on-premise, in the cloud or a hybrid configuration.
As the first venture into the Polish market, BridgeHead Software selected Alstor as a partner due to its storage expertise and reputation within the marketplace. The partnership will now enable Polish healthcare providers to intelligently manage and protect a wide array of healthcare data, from all manner of hospital applications.
Andrew Carr, Director of Alliances EMEA, BridgeHead Software comments: “We are very excited to be making our first entrance into the Polish healthcare market through our partnership with Alstor. This collaboration will mean that Polish hospitals will now be offered a complete, secure and controlled way of managing their data, delivering peace of mind around how to store, protect and share their clinical and administrative healthcare information, positively impacting patient care.”
Jan Siwek, head of health division, Alstor, comments: “Today, we are seeing steady growth in both the public and private health market in Poland. We recognized we had a gap to fill in our supplier portfolio around the management and protection of hospital systems and their data. In the healthcare data management space, BridgeHead Software is a global leader in its field so it was a natural choice for us to partner with them. We are confident that the implications of costs, increased security requirements, better access and sharing of patient data will expedite adoption of solutions, like that of BridgeHead Software, within the Polish healthcare space.”
BridgeHead Software’s HDM Solution is a scalable, modular environment designed to help hospitals to manage and protect the data throughout their organizations. BridgeHead HDM not only provides a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) for DICOM images (the image standard for radiology images), but is unique in that it can handle all types of other clinical images and video data from multiple ologies as well as scanned patient documents, patient notes, emails, PDFs and other office type files. BridgeHead HDM also offers full back up for all systems and data within a hospital environment, ensuring availability in the event of a system outage, data loss or corruption, on some larger scale disaster. That ideology solve for long term storage and backup problems, make easy data management for Polish Hospitals. Ultimately, BridgeHead HDM helps organizations to eliminate data silos from disparate departments and streamline the IT management and support required to make the data available to clinical and administrative staff at the point of need, laying strong foundations for the creation of a single patient record.
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About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage man­agement, 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 www.bridgeheadsoftware.com or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.
Alstor was established in 1987 as Initel-Serwis and is one of the oldest existing private computer companies in Poland. Originally focused on IT hardware services, the company has evolved as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) specializing in storage solutions, changing its name in 1997.
Alstor leads sales through a network of partners, offering technical and commercial support before and after sales, repair and installation services. Major Alstor activities are divided by storage solutions, medical solutions and document management solutions.
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