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Health Record Retention from Legacy Practice Management Systems

09.29.2011

All data has a lifecycle.  Protected healthcare information also comes with some rigid retention requirements.  That means that when your medical practice moves from one practice management system to another, legacy health records must be retained in their full integrity.

Is your medical practice at risk?  Have you been so focused on “moving forward” to achieve the meaningful use of electronic health records that you’ve neglected “looking back” to properly archive volumes of historical data?  It’s rare that a system-wide data conversion occurs with the implementation of a new EHR/PM system.  So, that creates some exposure.

Harmony Healthcare IT can help.  We specialize in decommissioning legacy healthcare software applications and securely archiving the data inside it.  That results in compliance with state and federal health record retention requirements as well as reduced information technology costs.

To learn more about health record retention from a legacy practice management system in your medical practice, contact us.