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Laitek Forms Global Strategic Partnership With BridgeHead Software

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Working together to offer hospitals worldwide a real alternative to managing DICOM images

HC2011, The ICC Birmingham and Chicago, IL – April 05, 2011Laitek Inc., a pioneer in rapid data migration and storage services for PACS replacements, announced its new strategic partnership with healthcare data management leader BridgeHead Software. The partnership offers hospitals worldwide a comprehensive solution to overcome the problems associated with their PACS environments such as rising storage costs due to vendor lock-in; and the inability to access, control and share data. By combining Laitek’s data migration expertise with BridgeHead Software’s healthcare data and storage management capabilities, (including full adherence to DICOM standards), hospitals will be able to take back control of their clinical image data, managing and protecting it for the long term.

BridgeHead Software specializes in providing healthcare organizations with highly secure archiving, backup and storage management software for managing clinical data, such as DICOM images, as well as administrative content. After discovering Laitek’s reputation in migrating diverse data between PACS applications, bringing it into current DICOM format with their Migratek® and Semperdata® products, BridgeHead Software saw an opportunity to provide the market with a single, comprehensive solution. While complementing BridgeHead Software’s medical archiving software, BH MediStore®, the partnership presents Laitek with the opportunity not only to break into new markets, but to leverage both companies’ expertise to be part of an unprecedented turn-key solution for two distinctive needs currently in high demand.

“This union is highly complementary,” says Tony Cotterill, President and CEO of BridgeHead Software. “We have the capability to store healthcare data, whether clinical or administrative; safely and securely while truly making it accessible to hospitals. Laitek is one of the best at moving a hospital’s complex data into vendor neutral archives (VNAs) like ours, and between legacy and new PACS applications. In many customer situations we will partner with Laitek to deliver a total solution that secures sensitive hospital data in one safe place.”

An industry pioneer, Laitek has more than 30 years of expertise handling and displaying medical and scientific data. Amidst the international push toward electronic health records (EHRs), an increasing number of large healthcare systems are seeking enterprise-wide deployments that yield secure, PACS-neutral data free from vendor dependence and accessible for the long term.

Laitek’s Migratek® Rapid Data Migration includes Semperdata® with DICOM services for the conversion of proprietary data into PACS neutral data that ensures easier future migrations. Laitek specializes in utilizing Migratek® and Semperdata® to handle these complex data migrations for organizations of all sizes.

“Partnering with BridgeHead brings Laitek to the table earlier in the decision-making process,” says Larry Ranahan, Vice President of Business Development for Laitek. “This level of planning allows us to best leverage the combined strength of both companies to help large organizations move their data into a stable, PACS-neutral environment. The ability to not only move and manage that data, but protect it for the long term, is immensely valuable to hospitals.”

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About Laitek Inc.
Laitek Inc. is the pioneer of both the Migratek® Advanced Data Migration and Semperdata™ solutions for the healthcare industry. Founded and operated by imaging industry veterans, Laitek utilizes decades of frontline expertise to deliver complete rapid data migration and storage systems, software and services to PACS vendors and healthcare facilities of all sizes. Industry leadership and knowledge of DICOM and HL7 standards combines with specialized engineering development expertise to provide clients with fast, accurate migration and storage solutions that allow them to deliver the finest healthcare available.

For more information call 866.587.9944 or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.laitek.com.

About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, offers a scalable, future-proof platform to overcome rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around the access, availability and protection of critical electronic patient data. Trusted by more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, BridgeHead Software solves healthcare organization’s backup, recovery and archiving challenges. BridgeHead’s Healthcare Storage Virtualization™ (HSV™) solutions are designed to operate with any hospital’s chosen software applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor. This presents healthcare organizations with greater choice, flexibility and control over the manner in which data is accessed, protected and managed. To learn more about BridgeHead Software, visit: http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com/.

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