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Bridgehead Upgrades Archiving Software

CHICAGO -- Bridgehead Software today announced the latest version of PACStore, a long term archiving solution that consolidates data from disparate PACS systems, enabling it to be centrally managed and accessed while providing powerful federated search facilities. PACStore improves clinician access to imaging data, enhances business continuity and reduces the IT storage and management burden of retaining imaging data over the long term.

By incorporating a fully featured industry standard Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) storage class server and Health Level Seven (HL7) interface, PACStore software fully integrates into existing healthcare IT infrastructures. It creates a central repository for imaging data with a single point of access. Data in the repository is automatically repositioned between different IT storage tiers during its lifetime to minimize storage costs. And because multiple copies of the data can be maintained in multiple geographic locations, the system improves business continuity and allows web based access to DICOM images even when primary PACS systems are unavailable.

Commenting on the new product, Noemi Greyzdorf, Senior Storage Analyst, IDC, said: PACS users face three major problems: great inefficiency in terms of accessing data from disparate PACS systems, lack of investment protection when changing PACS providers and the need to invest into secondary systems for disaster recovery planning. BridgeHead understood these issues and has developed its PACStore solution to provide a DICOM store, allowing images created from different medical imaging systems to be centrally managed and accessed. This offers a unique value proposition to healthcare organizations investing in PACS.”

BridgeHead Software Ltd.