Scott Kidder, VP of Business Development at Harmony Healthcare IT, will present “System Replacement Impact on Legacy Data Retention” from 2:30 – 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Clinical & Business Intelligence Knowledge Center theatre, near Booth 14064, at the Sands Expo Center during the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Anyone attending HIMSS is invited to join the presentation (HIMSS Session ID KC07). S. Kidder, VP Business Development Key themes of the session include: • Data retention exposures and strategies for managing legacy data when a clinical or financial system is replaced • The benefits of data archiving to satisfy retention requirements • How healthcare providers are handling legacy data management after system replacement • A look ahead at the proliferation of health data volume with a focus on maintaining legacy data From a legal perspective, archiving can be a game changer. E-discovery costs in litigation or during an audit can total as much as $30,000 per gigabyte—based on a study from the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. Costs also can increase if irrelevant data goes into litigation. For instance, 1,000 pages are on average preserved for every page that is entered as an exhibit. Harmony Healthcare IT and law firm Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP co-authored a white paper: Legal Focus: eDiscovery and Healthcare Record Retention. The paper offers six ways to lower eDiscovery costs as well as guidance about mitigating legal risks, retaining data when replacing systems and governing data with technology. Not going to HIMSS16? Copies of the “System Replacement Impact on Legacy Data Retention” and “Legal Focus: eDiscovery and Healthcare Record Retention” white papers are available on the resources page of our website. You can also watch a recording of the System Replacement webinar we hosted this past fall, or, register for our legal-focus webinar “eDiscovery & Health Record Retention” scheduled for 2/24/16 from 1-2pm ET. Should you have any questions about the content provided, please contact us to learn more.