The London Clinic, an independently owned non-profit hospital, has invested in BridgeHead MediStore and BridgeHead Integrated Disaster Recovery (BridgeHead IDR), to support its existing investment in BridgeHead Integrated Serverless Backup (ISB).

BridgeHead MediStore provides a central archive that will free up storage resources and improve the availability of patient data, while BridgeHead IDR will shorten backup windows, minimise downtime risk and improve recovery times.

The London Clinic plans to use BH MediStore to archive, then manage and protect, up to 15TB of scanned data from its earlier version of the MEDITECH healthcare information systems (HCIS).

Using BridgeHead DR, The London Clinic will be able to back up data every six hours rather than once a day.

BridgeHead DR will also enable The London Clinic to reduce and fine-tune Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives – both of which are crucial to the implementation of effective healthcare disaster recovery strategies.

BridgeHead Software EMEA Sales director Tony Tomkys said what The London Clinic is doing with data is what BridgeHead suggests all hospitals do: remove static data from the primary backup stream and put it into a safer, more cost-effective storage environment where it can be accessed by clinicians and hospital staff when and where needed – as well as secured in the event of a disaster or system outage.

"In this instance, BridgeHead plays its role by ensuring patient records across all systems – regardless of vendor – are quickly and easily accessible, and that point-in-time replicas of patient data are intelligently distributed, in line with hospital policies, to the appropriate secondary storage (e.g. tape, disk, Cloud, even VTL), as well as geo-dispersed for disaster recovery," Tomkys said.