UK-based BridgeHead Software launches Healthcare Enterprise Archive Topology (HEAT), a set of intelligent services for managing healthcare data
According to the company, HEAT comes in three bundles which are available to suit the specific requirements of small, medium and large healthcare organisations.
It consists of three tiers of storage, a Sun Fire X4240 server running Windows, a Sun Fire X4540 server and a Sun StorageTek L500 Tape Library integrated with and managed by BridgeHead’s enterprise data archive software. This close integration of software and hardware means that compliance concerns can be met but also the service is self protecting as it automatically protects and backs up the archived data and meta data, added BridgeHead Software.
Tony Cotterill, CEO of BridgeHead Software, said: When used in combination with HEAT, BridgeHead’s healthcare data management software enables the IT department to solve many of the operational needs of their healthcare professional users.
The solution not only reduces storage costs by automatically transferring data between storage tiers as well as compressing and de-duplicating the data, it is designed with healthcare in mind. It supports and indexes DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) data from any source; it also enables healthcare organisations to cost effectively manage scanned patient documents, which is becoming one of the biggest storage headaches for healthcare IT departments.