Big Five EHR’s Sweep up System Replacement Business and Expand Need for Legacy Data Solution

Did you know that the five top EHR vendors make up 84.28 percent of the market share? It’s likely no surprise that Cerner and Epic, together, claim over 50% of the market share.

These statistics are based on the proportion of hospitals that reported using the developers’ solutions as a part of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program between 2011 and 2016.

Here is the breakdown:

  1. Cerner: 23.73 percent
  2. Epic: 22.14 percent
  3. MEDITECH: 20.75 percent
  4. McKesson: 9.81 percent
  5. MedHost: 7.95 percent

These stats, as well as our growing sales pipeline, demonstrate that system replacement continues to be a big priority in healthcare IT.

Has your organization recently moved to a new go-forward EHR? If so, what is its strategy to handle data from the replaced system to meet federal and state record retention mandates?

Healthcare organizations can get so busy implementing and supporting complex enterprise EHR systems that they postpone decommissioning their legacy applications.  As a result, these out-of-production EHRs often remain active — in read-only mode – for historical record look-up. That adds cost, labor and risk to the IT portfolio.  Harmony Healthcare IT helps healthcare delivery organizations decommission legacy systems by first archiving clinical, financial, and administrative healthcare data.

We can help when the strategy is to migrate key clinical data elements (say, the past 24 months of PAMI+P history) into the go-forward EHR system.  We also offer a cost effective solution to migrate “all the data” from disparate legacy data sources into a single, secure solution called HealthData Archiver®.

Here are some quick resources to learn more about what we do:

1. Download our paper called “System Replacement Impact on Legacy Data.” This document provides information for healthcare providers engaged in determining and implementing best practices for managing legacy data.

It examines

  • data retention exposures when a system is replaced
  • strategies for managing legacy data when a system is replaced
  • the benefits of data archiving to satisfy retention requirements
  • a look ahead at the proliferation of health data storage volume


2. Don’t just take our word for it.  Listen to one of our multi-hospital clients on the East Coast discuss how/why they chose Harmony Healthcare IT as its legacy data vendor of choice in this video.

3. Check out this short explainer video for a quick look at how we help secure your legacy data.

For more information on options for managing legacy patient or employee data after system replacement, contact us.

Aug 07 2018

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