Samaritan Medical Center Unifies Backups With BridgeHead

Consolidating four different backup systems
This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.06.12

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BridgeHead Software Ltd announced
that Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY, has implemented the its
Healthcare Data Management (HDM) platform with Meditech (Integrated Serverless
Backup) for its EMR system, as well as protection for its enterprise data.


Consolidating four disparate backup systems onto the single platform
has enabled Samaritan to streamline data management, cut backup times while
preserving application performance and simplify data center operations.

Samaritan had previously implemented BridgeHead ISB (Integrated Serverless
Backup) for its Meditech HCIS. The ISB protocol is certified by Meditech as
being critical for ensuring the recovery of accurate patient data, by orchestrating
the protection of that data from multiple Meditech File Servers at a single
point-in-time.  Building on its Meditech protection, Samaritan deployed HDM to unify protection and recovery for hospital applications, such
as eClinicalWorks, MedHost, and Picis Surgical Services applications, as well
as its Exchange Servers. BridgeHead FileStore was implemented for archive
and recovery of medical images from Samaritan's Fuji PACS.

"Before consolidating our data
protection on the BridgeHead Healthcare Data Management platform, it took two
guys three hours a day to monitor and manage Samaritan Medical Center's three
different backup systems,
" said Jeff Wood, technical services manager,
Samaritan Medical Center. "Now
with one system, it's 15 to 20 minutes a day to manage everything. We even
protect our Fuji PACS images with BridgeHead, all on a single platform.

"By moving all its healthcare
systems onto the same BridgeHead Healthcare Data Management Platform as its
Meditech EMR, Samaritan Medical Center has managed to simplify and streamline
its data protection processes,
" said Mike Ball, PhD, BridgeHead SVP, North America. "As a
result, Samaritan Medical Center is saving both time and money while
simultaneously opening the door for a more strategic approach to its long-term
data management practices.

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