active archiving

Data Conversion, Data Migration and Archiving: A Holistic Data Management Plan Involves Them All!

Data Conversion, Data Migration and Archiving:  A Holistic Data Management Plan Involves Them All!

The terms data conversion and data migration are often used interchangeably. And, while this is incorrect, there are plenty of blogs and articles out there explaining the difference between converting data (changing it from one format to another) and migrating data (permanently moving data from one location to another) that’ll set you straight.

Rather than add to the conversation about their definitions, we’re going to talk about why it’s not enough to talk about data conversion or data migration without also considering data archiving.

Data Stewardship: An Alternative Perspective On What It Is, Why It’s Important, And How to Make It Real

Tens of billions have been spent on new EMR and Pop Health software in the last two years. Billions more will be spent in the years ahead. Tens of millions in fines have been levied for PHI breaches. Millions more will be levied in the years ahead. Billions more have been spent on maintaining legacy systems. What’s at the center of it all? Data. How do providers, collect it, protect it, archive it and make it useful for providing care?