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BridgeHead and Digia partner to promote shared services in the Finnish healthcare market


BridgeHead’s HealthStore™ will provide the Independent Clinical Archive (ICA) as part of a truly integrated, end-to-end, patient-centric healthcare IT solution from Digia

ASHTEAD, UK – 20th June 2017 – BridgeHead Software, the leading healthcare data management provider, today announced that it has partnered with IT service company, Digia Plc, to provide its Independent Clinical Archive (ICA), HealthStore™, also known as a third generation Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), as part of an end-to-end IT solution for healthcare providers in Finland.

BridgeHead’s HealthStore will provide the strategic data management layer within the solution stack, which includes other healthcare specialist IT providers. The solution stack encompasses:

  • Information management (XDS/VNA and integration platform with a generic data model)
  • Service management (including service catalogues for certified services, service descriptions, customer plans and resource planning and optimisation)
  • Customer relationship management (CRM).

Speaking about the partnership, Jani Niskanen, Senior Manager, Digia Plc, said: “It was clear from our assessments of the leading data management providers that BridgeHead had the pedigree and expertise in this space required for us to bring a compelling end-to-end healthcare solution to the Finnish healthcare market. BridgeHead’s Independent Clinical Archive, HealthStore, is directly aligned to the needs of the current country-wide social and healthcare (SOTE) reforms for better, and seamless, information sharing across healthcare organisations that enables patients to access their data wherever they are within primary, secondary or social care, and will no doubt be a great asset to the overall technology stack.”

Jim Beagle, President and Chief Executive Officer at BridgeHead Software, comments: “This partnership represents a major strategic move for us within the Finnish healthcare market. The SOTE reforms are highly ambitious, and it is encouraging to see that Finland has embraced the ethos of a truly integrated patient-centric healthcare IT system that will allow better data sharing across disparate organisations. We look forward to working with Digia to meet the demands of Finnish healthcare providers.”

About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage management, BridgeHead Software is trusted by over 1,200 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 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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