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Children's Hospital Central California Implements BridgeHead HDM for Rapid Recovery of MEDITECH Data

Companies mentioned in this article: BridgeHead Software

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced that Children's Hospital Central California has selected the BridgeHead Health Data Management (HDM) platform. Fully integrated with Children's NetApp storage environment, the combined BridgeHead backup and archiving solution enables the hospital to quickly recover MEDITECH data.

Download the full case study on how Children's has deployed BridgeHead Software.

Children's Hospital Central California is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art children's hospital located on a 50-acre campus in Madera, CA. Its medical staff of 550 physicians treats more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital in California making it the busiest children's hospital in the state. With 356 licensed beds, Children's Hospital Central California is one of the 10 largest hospitals of its type in the nation.

BridgeHead enables efficient protection for MEDITECH with integrated capabilities to ensure coherent data capture across MEDITECH's complex, multi-server environment. In addition, the IT administrators at Children's were impressed with BridgeHead's integrated capabilities for NetApp, which orchestrate data capture using the MEDITECH Backup Facility (MBF) API and NetApp's snapshot technologies.

"BridgeHead is the backup traffic cop and the glue that holds our Children's Hospital's data management platform all together," said Brian Welch, Senior Network Engineer, Children's Hospital Central California. "Since our DR copy is stored to disk, Children's has positioned itself for a rapid recovery of MEDITECH data obtained with lowered administrative burden and disk storage cost."

"We are pleased to work with BridgeHead Software to deliver this solution to Children's Hospital Central California," said Charles Mallio, Strategic Alliances Manager for Healthcare, NetApp. "BridgeHead's integration with the MEDITECH API and our operating system Data ONTAP makes it an ideal data management solution for MEDITECH customers running on NetApp. By using the BridgeHead solution, Children's Hospital Central California is able to take full advantage of NetApp's data and storage management features while ensuring application-consistent recovery points for their MEDITECH data."

Interactive Resources
Read the full case study on Children's Hospital Central California.

Download the solution sheet on the BridgeHead RAPid Approach to Application Backup and Recovery in Hospitals.

Read the guest blog interview in which Charles Mallio of NetApp shares his view on how the NetApp-BridgeHead solution offers unique benefits to MEDITECH hospitals.

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 or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.

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