Healthcare IT Specialists Team Up to Ease ERP Transitions (IT Toolbox Blogs)



Government regulation of electronic healthcare records creates unique challenges for healthcare-related companies transitioning between ERP systems.

But a new technology collaboration between Commvault and Harmony Healthcare IT promises to ease some of that transitional pain. Commvault – a New Jersey-based company specializing in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and cloud software for the healthcare market – will integrate its platform with Harmony Healthcare’s Health Data Archiver, which lets companies decommission legacy applications and ERP systems while still allowing them to access and protect clinical and business data.

Announced at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2017 (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, the collaboration extends Commvault’s data management portfolio and archiving capabilities. Combined with Commvault Clinical Archive, which was announced at last year’s HIMSS conference, the new capabilities transform the way healthcare providers can manage, migrate and retire legacy systems.

Analysts at Indiana-based Harmony Healthcare IT, extract demographic, financial, clinical and administrative data from both ambulatory and acute care provider systems. The company’s experts work in data extraction, migration, retention, integration and analytics to create trusted solutions that work with hundreds of systems, billions of records and terabytes of data.

The collaboration between Commvault and Harmony will help break down data silos, reduce storage costs and complexity, enable better data sharing and eliminate the burden of maintaining and supporting legacy applications.

“As healthcare providers recognize the tremendous operational and financial benefits in decommissioning outdated legacy applications, data from those systems will still need to be accessed, managed and protected since it often needs to be retained for business, compliance and regulatory reasons,” said Ananth Balasubramanian, general manager of Commvault’s Healthcare Solutions Group. “With customers now able to use Health Data Archiver to decommission legacy applications, they can optimize healthcare IT operations, reducing maintenance application costs, while accessing and managing critical clinical and business data.”

Key Takeaways:

• Healthcare-specific regulations can make ERP transitions difficult in that industry.

• The new collaboration deploys the best of enterprise backup alongside specialized data archiving services fine-tuned for the healthcare industry.

• New healthcare ERP solutions will be able to take full advantage of data collected using legacy software.

 

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Source: SANS ISC SecNewsFeed @ March 3, 2017 at 02:15PM

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