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McKesson Sale to Allscripts Tightens EHR Competition and Need for Legacy Data Management Strategy

Posted on | October 11, 2017

Should McKesson or any combination of your EMR products be acquired or sunset over time, data archiving is always an alternative to the more costly and complex EMR data conversion. A well-planned legacy data management strategy alleviates future IT costs, risks and burdens as platforms come and go. Long-term medical data storage vendors who know the EMR market inside and out offer secure solutions that ensure data integrity and meet HIPAA and state medical record retention requirements.

Template for Creating an Inventory of Legacy Systems

Posted on | August 11, 2017

Are you looking to decommission your out-of-production EMR or ERP system in your healthcare organization? The first step is compiling a list of legacy applications. This system inventory gathers details to help vendors like us to scope the project(s) and prioritize the decommissioning schedule. We can then propose HIPAA-compliant storage solutions for patient or employee data.

eClinicalWorks’ Customers Avoid Legal Penalties, but Uncertainty Remains

Posted on | August 10, 2017

If your organization uses eCW software, it might be an opportune time to consider replacing eClinicalWorks EHR. Among other provisions, the eCW settlement with the federal Department of Justice includes provisions that require the company to assist its customers in making the switch to the products of other competitors, at no charge. Now, customers can get updated versions of their software free of charge, and upon request, eCW must transfer customers’ data to another EHR vendor without penalties or service charges. Contact Harmony Healthcare IT, the makers of Health Data Archiver, for a consultation about system replacement and data retention.

Harmony Healthcare IT Plans Ahead for National Health IT Week

Posted on | July 10, 2017

Once again we will join hundreds of other technology companies and healthcare providers this October 2-6 to celebrate National Health IT Week. We are a partner in the advancement of health information technology, to help improve healthcare. “The Harmony Healthcare IT mission – ‘to preserve vital information that improves lives’ is at the heart of everything we do,” shared Tom Liddell, CEO and Managing Partner of Harmony Healthcare IT. “Our team will participate in several company-wide initiatives and events to showcase our support of this nationwide focus on continuing to advance healthcare IT.”

Legal Issues May Lead to EHR Replacement for eClinicalWorks’ Customers

Posted on | June 7, 2017

Recent news of a federal lawsuit against eClinicalWorks (eCW) alleges the company falsified its EHR capabilities pertaining to ‘meaningful use’ program requirements. If you’re a user, now might be an opportune time to replace eCW. The settlement includes provisions that require eCW to assist its customers in making the switch to the products of other competitors, at no charge.

Is athenahealth (or other EMR vendors) up for acquisition?

Posted on | May 24, 2017

With more than 1,000 vendors offering solutions, the $28 billion electronic medical record (EMR) industry is competitive. Recent industry articles with titles like “Is a takeover of athenahealth inevitable?” support the notion that mergers and acquisitions are consolidating the number

Servers in the Attic: Sorting out your Legacy Data Retirement Projects

Posted on | May 11, 2017

As healthcare organizations continue to upgrade to new EMR systems, there are more and more disparate legacy systems hanging around. The focus for many healthcare IT teams is on security, analytics and patient engagement as these areas have emerged as

EHR Conversion Hurdles: Merging Data from Multiple Sources

Posted on | May 10, 2017

Healthcare merger and acquisition activity is prevalent as hospitals and health insurance companies look at growth and alliances to drive success in a post-healthcare-reform world. But with M&A activities come real-world data sharing and conversion problems as it pertains to information systems and electronic medical records (EMRs). Successfully merging data from multiple sources is, perhaps, one of the most misunderstood and consistently underestimated problems in health IT today.

Clinical Data Migration – Tips for Keeping Risk, Cost & Timing on Target

Posted on | May 9, 2017

Mergers and acquisitions in US healthcare remain strong for the tenth quarter in a row for the beginning of 2017, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers. With 235 deals reported in the first quarter of 2017, healthcare organizations continue to shift and consolidate. With

Getting the Right Legacy Health Data Governance Team at the Table

Posted on | May 8, 2017

Utilizing a cross-functional Governance Group can help support the long-term legacy data management strategy within your healthcare organization. Overall, while IS may initiate the project for cost and labor burden reductions, the business should play a bigger role in upfront decision-making and data validation of the data it uses.

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