> Need Versus Costs: Understanding EHR Data Migration Options
Need Versus Costs: Understanding EHR Data Migration Options
White Paper from EHR IQ Center
Over 50% of physician
offices and group practices are replacing their electronic health record (EHR)
systems. Dissatisfaction with first-generation systems, physician practice
mergers, and hospital acquisitions are all driving the move from legacy EHRs to
newer, more sophisticated software.
With this painful decision comes the same challenge experienced with a medical
practice's original EHR implementation--getting data into the new system.
However, now practices have decades of data, terabytes of information, and
multiple vendors to manage. Time and cost requirements to migrate data from one
EHR to another must be weighed against the benefits of your productivity and
continuing patient care. Core areas for practices to consider include staff
stress, financial risk, and physician productivity.
This white paper helps you
navigate new data-migration decisions when replacing your EHR system. Key
considerations and "must-haves" for effective data migration decisions are
included as well as strategies on how to address the change.