Archive Continuum

The Archive Continuum Part 5: Evaluating Your Needs

The Archive Continuum Part 5: Evaluating Your Needs

In the first blog of this series, we attempted to answer a simple question: “What is an archive?” Well, as it turns out, the answer isn’t all that simple as the definitions, types and use cases of “archive” vary. We introduced the idea of the Archive Continuum and in our second blog, we reviewed low-functioning archives that basically serve as a “cold storage” option for data that doesn’t need to accessed frequently (if at all). We traveled to the opposite end of the spectrum in our third blog and explored high-functioning archives that offer lots of bells and whistles—basically one step below an EMR, i.e., “EMR-minus-one.” In this blog, we’ll explore the options that exist in between those two extremes, as well as their possible features and use cases.

The Archive Continuum Part 4: "Everything In-between" Use Cases

The Archive Continuum Part 4: "Everything In-between" Use Cases

In the first blog of this series, we attempted to answer a simple question: “What is an archive?” Well, as it turns out, the answer isn’t all that simple as the definitions, types and use cases of “archive” vary. We introduced the idea of the Archive Continuum and in our second blog, we reviewed low-functioning archives that basically serve as a “cold storage” option for data that doesn’t need to accessed frequently (if at all). We traveled to the opposite end of the spectrum in our third blog and explored high-functioning archives that offer lots of bells and whistles—basically one step below an EMR, i.e., “EMR-minus-one.” In this blog, we’ll explore the options that exist in between those two extremes, as well as their possible features and use cases.

The Archive Continuum Part 2: Cold Storage Use Cases

The Archive Continuum Part 2: Cold Storage Use Cases

The very definition of “archive” varies greatly. So much so, that in the first post in this series, we proposed that archives exist on a continuum depending on the data structure and level of access required. On one end, you’ll find archives with low-to-no functionality. On the other end, more sophisticated active archiving solutions provide considerably more access and much higher functionality.

The Archive Continuum Part 1: What is an Archive?

The Archive Continuum Part 1: What is an Archive?

In the healthcare technology space, ask someone what “archive” means, and depending on who’s using the term and what their intended use case may be, you’ll get a different answer from nearly everyone. The very definition of the word “archive” is fluid – and as a result, exists on a continuum.