HIT Infrastructure, August 27th, 2018
Migrating data from one health IT systems to another is a taxing but necessary part of health IT infrastructure. Whether organizations are moving on from legacy systems or changing how they store and retrieve data, migration is a delicate process that takes time and expertise.
One of the most challenging migrations healthcare organizations are experiencing today is the migration of data from on-premises solutions to cloud solutions. This includes data storage as well as hosted tools such as EHRs, scheduling tools, and other applications clinicians use frequently.
According to a HIMSS survey, cloud is already becoming the preferred deployment option for healthcare applications. Organizations have tripled their reliance on cloud computing since 2014, expanding their infrastructure to encompass several critical initiatives, including backup and disaster recovery, consumer engagement, and revenue cycle management.