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Imaging Solutions and BridgeHead expand healthcare data management in Australia and New Zealand

by Luke Molnar

Specialist healthcare reseller widens product portfolio with BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution

ASHTEAD, UK and WOBURN, MA – September 24, 2013 – BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Data Management company, today announced its partnership with Imaging Solutions, the leading single-source supplier of healthcare imaging products and consumables in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 45 years of experience in supporting the Australian and New Zealand medical imaging industry, Imaging Solutions will act as a reseller of BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management Suite of software products, designed to help hospitals to store, protect and share their clinical and administrative healthcare data. BridgeHead expects to expand its footprint in the region through its partnership with Imaging Solutions.

“Imaging Solutions were introduced to us by one of our global technology partners, Laurel Bridge – a leading provider of data migration solutions. When we first engaged, it was clear they were looking for a partner who offered a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solution to meet their customers’ requirements. By the end of our discussions, Imaging Solutions quickly identified the significant additional benefits that our vision delivers – helping hospitals to take a long-term, strategic view of their data that extends beyond the definitions of a traditional VNA. Once the full potential of BridgeHead’s unique Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution was identified, it was a very short time before our relationship was formalised,” explained Andrew Carr, Director of Alliances, BridgeHead Software.

Data volumes, in healthcare, are rising exponentially. Such extensive and continual growth brings a number of challenges for healthcare IT and imaging managers alike. These include how to efficiently store such vast amounts of healthcare data cost effectively; how to safeguard hospital systems and data against loss, misuse or corruption; and how to make these systems and data available to clinicians, across the hospital or hospitals, when they need it, where they need it.

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution provides a standards-based software capability that enables hospitals to address many of these challenges, allowing them to meet some of their short-term tactical objectives but, more importantly, offering a long-term strategic solution for the future. The integrated archiving capability, incorporating a VNA, allows the easy and effective management of clinical data such as DICOM and non-DICOM images, Echo and Vascular Ultrasound, and ECG to name a few, as well as unstructured files such as scanned patient documents, emails, PDFs, and other back office documents. In addition, BridgeHead’s HDM Solution is unique in that it offers comprehensive system and data protection through its integrated backup capability. As a result, critical applications and data can be properly protected in the event of system outages, corruptions, data losses or more serious disasters.

“As a company that is 100% focused on healthcare data management, BridgeHead Software is a great strategic fit for Imaging Solutions and our aspirations to extend our offering across the entire hospital enterprise. When we met, we definitely had a ‘meeting of minds’ and quickly appreciated the mutual value and benefit we could offer one another – BridgeHead with its best-of-breed HDM Solution and Imaging Solutions with its established customer base, excellent market reputation and geographical reach. This reseller agreement is a great example of how networks can come together and produce new valuable partnerships,” said Glenn Honey, CEO of Imaging Solutions.


About Imaging Solutions

Established in 1992, and based in Brisbane, Imaging Solutions is a leading provider of superior medical imaging and selected general healthcare products with market-leading brands in the Australasian and North American markets. The company’s over-riding objective is to be the industry’s supplier of choice by delivering outstanding value and unrivalled convenience to our customers.

Imaging Solutions continues to support the medical imaging and general healthcare industries with a highly diversified product portfolio and a comprehensive multi-channel customer support platform. The company is expanding its core distribution business through acquisitions of various bolt-on enterprises and is clearly demonstrating a larger focus in the provision of healthcare related software. For more information, visit: https://imagingsol.com.au

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 https://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com • Follow the BridgeHead Software blog • Follow us on Twitter • Follow us on LinkedIn • Like BridgeHead Software on Facebook • Follow BridgeHead Software on Google+

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