IDC MarketScape names BridgeHead Software a leader in the AICA market

BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced it has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Healthcare Provider VNA/AICA Unstructured Data Platforms for Integrated Care 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc # US41287215, May 2016). This study focuses on Application-Independent Clinical Archive (AICA) and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) platforms that allow providers to manage and provide access to disparate types of healthcare content among multiple clinical and business departments, across the entire integrated delivery network (IDN), and between affiliated providers in the community.

According to the IDC MarketScape report: “BridgeHead’s strength lies in its long history of operations in healthcare, its commitment to vendor neutrality and healthcare data standards, and its strong customer relationships. The origin of many customers were through its tight links with MEDITECH. However, the past few years have given BridgeHead a much broader customer base and the company has expanded its archiving, VNA and AICA functionality accordingly.”

“BridgeHead is well-positioned in the U.S. marketplace as a leader in the VNA/AICA market. BridgeHead’s strength lies in its long history of operations in healthcare, its commitment to vendor neutrality and healthcare data standards, and its strong customer relationships. Customers looking for a healthcare content management solution that is both application independent and storage agnostic will find HealthStore attractive,” added Scott Lundstrom, SVP of IDC Health Insights.

Through user interviews, buyer surveys, publicly available information and the input of a review board of IDC Healthcare experts, an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor’s characteristics, behavior and capability was developed. Each vendor was then characterized as Participants, Contenders, Major Players or Leaders in that particular market.

Additionally, IDC developed a white paper examining the role of next-generation clinical archives. It fully explains the benefits of an AICA platform and how it provides a 360-degree patient view for hospitals and health systems. The paper, sponsored by BridgeHead, ‘Healthcare Information Management Transformation: The Role of Next-Generation Clinical Archives’ extends beyond the scope of the 2016 IDC MarketScape to outline the value that AICAs provide to the healthcare industry, specifics of BridgeHead’s HealthStore™ offering, as well as related case reviews of BridgeHead customers.

“Increasingly, healthcare organisations are seeking advanced options for managing the wide-array of data that lives within the health system. AICA platforms deliver a true enterprise-wide, cross-department repository that stores, protects and shares all of an organisation’s patient and administrative data in easily navigable and secure ways,” said Jim Beagle, president and CEO at BridgeHead Software. “We’re proud to be recognised as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape report, and look to continue to help guide and educate the industry on the variables at play in the VNA/AICA market through the published IDC white paper and future endeavours.”


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