Because of the push to implement electronic health records—a keystone of the Obama Administration’s healthcare reform initiatives—hospitals and imaging centers are expending huge amounts of human and other capital to keep up with the demand to handle huge amounts of electronic data.

To explore the ability of organizations to effectively and efficiently manage, store, and archive this data, BridgeHead Software, a developer of healthcare data management software, has launched an online survey to gauge the effects of this push to electronic data management worldwide. Survey participants will be entered to win a range of prizes including an Apple iPad.

The survey will remain open until March 31. To participate, visit:

Preliminary findings will be shared at HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta in early March. Additional reports will be made at the BridgeHead booth at World of Healthcare IT in Barcelona in mid-March. The comprehensive results will be released prior to May 1.

Among the issues that the survey will seek to explore are the current rate of cloud services adoption, the magnitude of cost efficiencies being or anticipated to be gained from virtualization of server and storage infrastructure, and the significance of the so-called “green” movement in healthcare IT.


(Source: Press Release)