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The Other Side of the Implementation Coin: Decommissioning Legacy Systems

Posted by Rena Hrivnak on July 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Implementation isn't just about the new system, there's also the process of taking the necessary steps to decommission legacy applications. The health system is in agreement that the application needs to be retired, but is unsure as to when and how the retirement process should begin. There are three major areas to consider when planning out the phases of the decommissioning project: Content (Clinical or A/R), Type (if the application is a utility type application or if it holds data), and Contract (if the contract is expired or is there an active application contract). Here are some tips to help you through the decommissioning process.

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Topics: healthcare system migration, clinical optimization, EHR implementation

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