Getting a New EMR is Exciting...But, What Will Happen to Your Old One?
With new EMR system implementations at an all-time high, hospitals are left with old systems that often contain years of patient and financial information that must be retained for future use. Whether complying with orders for the release of information or searching for a historical patient document, locating information can be costly and time consuming for several reasons:
- Employee expertise diminishes a little every day the old system is not used.
- New employees that are tasked with finding old patient data must be trained on old systems.
- Maintaining vendor support fees for applications and equipment is an ongoing expense.
- Patient information stored in multiple outdated applications is cumbersome to locate and compile.