Trust partners with Dell and BridgeHead Software to create store for digitised patient data
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is partnering with Dell and BridgeHead Software to introduce an archiving solution that will improve the sharing of crucial medical data such as imaging and patient history.
With rising volumes of digitised patient data, the increased amount of information now available to clinicians is helping to provide a more holistic view of a patient’s medical history. Bu to ensure that this information is available at the point of care, and to tackle the huge data growth and associated costs, the trust needed to rethink its storage and archiving strategy with four key business drivers in mind:
To help overcome all of these challenges, the trust has introduced the Email and File Archive solution from Dell and BridgeHead Software as Phase 1 of its upgrade project. This phase is designed to help manage existing files, emails, SharePoint sites and data that may be subject to industry or government regulations for access and retention.
The system is designed to allow clinicians at the trust to easily retrieve and share data securely, whenever and wherever they need it, by improving relevant search results with integrated software and retrieval services.
The new archiving environment takes advantage of BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution, a proven capability present in over 1,200 hospitals worldwide. It will be easily integrated with the trust’s existing IT infrastructure that is based on VMware on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell EqualLogic Storage at the core to ensure that clinicians experience minimal disruption. Phase 2 of the project will be the adoption of Dell and BridgeHead Software’s Clinical Archiving Solution; helping the trust to further share and manage clinical data.