As a corporate partner of National Health IT Week, Harmony Healthcare IT will host a webinar entitled “System Replacement Impact on Legacy Data Retention” on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2pm ET. Session Description: When EHR replacement occurs, legacy data is at risk. Mandates call for record retention ranging from 7-25+ years. We will cover how clinical, financial or ERP / EMR system replacement impacts legacy data retention in healthcare organizations. Four common strategies will be reviewed for decommissioning old EMR software and storing the data that resided in them. Each strategy will consider EHR system replacement risk, cost, and level-of-effort. Session Duration and Target Audience: This session will last for 30 minutes and is ideal for representatives from IT, HIM, legal, finance, clinical, operations and audit & compliance. Session Handout: Each participant may download a copy of our paper “System Replacement Impact on Legacy Data Retention.” This resource provides information for healthcare providers engaged in determining and implementing best practices for managing legacy data. It addresses data retention exposures as well as strategies for when a system is replaced. It also takes a look ahead at the proliferation of health data volumes. Session Presenter: Scott Kidder is the Director of Business Development for Harmony Healthcare IT. With nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology, Scott started his career with Marsh & McLennon where he served as an Associate Vice President for their STARS Risk Management Information System division. In 2005 Scott joined the Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) where he oversaw operations and business development for the Cerner-based Health Information Exchange for eight years. At Harmony, Scott helps design data retention and archiving solutions as well as provide corporate strategy and product development guidance. System Replacement Webinar Registration: To register for this event, click here. Harmony Healthcare IT is a proud corporate partner of National Health IT Week. National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology.