Data Migration is a Critical Initiative
Healthcare data migration projects have to be some of the most critical initiatives to get right. Ensuring the highest levels of patient data quality are obviously key but delays can often impact the delivery of healthcare services so a robust data migration delivery strategy is vital.
The explosion in data has healthcare IT shops coping with information control, convenience and cost. An effective data migration strategy can help.
Data migration can be daunting without the staff expertise to plan and implement the process effectively. Consequently, many healthcare organizations choose to go with an experienced third-party service provider in order to minimize disruption. Telliant offers three levels of migration services.
Basic, Standard or custom migration, which is best for my situation?
For migrations up to 25TB, across the same storage platform, a basic migration will be the correct strategy. This would limited to two locations.
The migration that involves up to 500TB of data and across different platforms, with more than two locations will be included in a standard migration strategy. This would also include moving databases and applications.
This offering includes just about any migration scenario and storage volume. Organizations can expect help with each step to ensure data migration goes as smoothly as possible.
Hospitals are grappling with an onslaught of data growing at exponential rates with no sign of waning. In addition, they must comply with regulations that have one thing in common. They require massive changes in the volume, integration and management of data. Couple this with a capricious healthcare environment, ripe with acquisitions, data consolidation, electronic medical records (EMRs), cloud computing, telemedicine, patient online access and more
As with all technology operations, data migration does have some risks. These include:
- Scope creep (additional machines)
- Schedule slip (network outage/bandwidth issues)
- Planned outage/maintenance window limitations
- Resource backup/unavailability
- Hardware failure
- Poor qualification/due diligence/ design (storage data sizing/capacity)
- Data corruption
Healthcare data requires specialized handling
Regulations and marketplace trends are requiring healthcare organizations to deal with a number of daunting data management challenges:
Exploding Data Volumes
As the massive volumes of everything from structured and unstructured data, digital imaging and video content increase, healthcare organizations must find efficient and effective ways to store, manage and protect much larger data volumes than in the past.
Content Management, Data Privacy and Security are connected
The need to make unstructured information, generated outside the EMR, accessible to clinicians within the EMR interface is increasing exponentially.
Patient portals and mobile access present new challenges for maintaining patient privacy, data security and data availability.
Data Migration: Think Long Term
Data migration consists of the transfer of data between storage types, storage formats and/or computer systems. It is typically performed programmatically in order to achieve the efficiencies of automated migration
Planning is perhaps the most crucial step for achieving data migration success. For healthcare organizations grappling with evolving trends and Meaningful Use requirements, long-term planning is particularly important.
Interoperability & Integration of the latest technologies (FHIR & HL7) will improve continuity of care
We have the solution to your interoperability challenge. Labs, diagnostic imaging, heart centers and hospitals need the right technology in place to seamlessly integrate EMRs and EHRs into their existing processes to remain competitive and compliant.
Interfacing your laboratory (LIS) or radiology (RIS) or cardiology system to your referring physicians’ EMRs is made easier and faster with Interoperability expertise Telliant provides using HL7 and FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) competencies. Improve outreach and connectivity with healthcare providers and payers to strengthen care coordination. With a robust, reliable and unlimited integration platform, labs, diagnostic imaging, pathology, hospitals, health insurers, and accountable care organizations (ACO) can better manage care and interoperate within the healthcare community.
Utilizing a virtual unifi¬ed workflow platform, our framework requires only a single interface to an LIS, RIS or CIS. This reduces implementation time, effort and cost and enables diagnostic testing facilities to connect with every EMR in their provider community. Our framework is compatible with any EMR or EHR and seamlessly processes clinical messages between existing systems and referring physicians’ EMRs. Deployed as web service it can eliminate the need for custom point-to-point interfaces, costly interface engine hardware.
Data Integration and Exchange
Part of the challenge to make healthcare organizations and clinical data interoperable is data integration, the act of combining sources of clinical data residing in multiple, distributed locations to present a single, central collection of the data.
We leverage the full power of existing and emerging web technologies to automate the delivery of information services, and disseminate and provide access to standardized clinical data.
Web Services Supporting Access Interoperability
Our web-based solutions include:
- Developing web portals through which multiple research networks can access the same data
- Using Microsoft’s .NET product to create standard, secure XML Web services that better support the exchange of standardized data
- Providing outside universities and other interested organizations with secure online access to standardized clinical data
- Implementing web security and quality assurance programs to ensure that accessed data is safe, accurate, and reliable
Industry Data Standard Organizations
Standards organizations such as CDISC and HL7 have created global data standards, independent of platforms that provide a common language with which healthcare enterprises can communicate.
As a healthcare IT Systems Integrator, Telliant collaborates regularly with CDISC, HL7, and other organizations to develop standards-based data sharing solutions, including senior management who participate as board members.