BridgeHead, NetApp Partner to Help Hospitals Protect Patient Data; Dave Nesvisky Comments

NetApp logo_EbizNetApp and BridgeHead Software have agreed to integrate their data management and storage offerings, aiming to help hospitals protect electronic medical records.

The companies will provide clients joint products intended to help archive medical data, manage information lifecycle and recover from disasters, BridgeHead said Friday.

BrigeHead designed its health data management product as a vendor-neutral archive for digital imaging and communications in medicine files, also known as DICOM files.BridgeHeadLogo

That software also includes control features intended to help healthcare organizations encrypt and compress medical data.

Dave Nesvisky, NetApp senior director of healthcare, said BridgeHead will integrate its software with NetApp’s storage platform with the goal of helping hospitals focus on patient care.

NetApp intends for healthcare providers to implement data infrastructure and conduct scalable and agile operations, BridgeHead said.

The companies will initially market its joined products to information technology personnel at medical facilities in Europe and North America.

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