A critical component of legacy system retirement is how outstanding Accounts Receivables (A/R) are handled. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations must weigh collection of outstanding A/R reconciliation when replacing legacy systems.
When evaluating the return-on-investment of an archival solution, additional savings can be achieved from ancillary clinical system data retirement in terms of the IT support and licensing involved in maintaining those legacy systems.
Robert M. Downey, Vice President of Product Development and Justin Campbell, Vice President of Strategy from Galen Healthcare discuss legacy systems, migration and the ONC EHR contract guidance with “healthcare de jure” host, Attorney, Matt Fisher, Healthcare Compliance and Corporate Partner, Mirick O’Connell.
In an EHR market rife with consolidation and replacement, healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) have adopted healthcare data archival solutions to retire legacy systems. While substantial benefits may be achieved through legacy system retirement and archival, additional risks may be introduced due to missed data sets including contextual audit trails, referenced data in ancillary systems, data change & version history, and infrequently used, invisible fields or other metadata.