Valuable Data Saved from the Brink of Aging Software Failure

Valuable Data Saved from the Brink of Aging Software Failure

A large, multi-location healthcare system in the southwest initiated an organization-wide long term project to retire aging and underutilized patient accounting software in support of efforts to work from the incoming single source EMR software. 

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Objective

One of the projects within the long term initiative focused on a system that was beginning to fail. The objective was to archive quickly and accurately to protect the data from loss that would negatively impact care, compliance, and productivity. 

 

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Problem

When the data was originally extracted, there was no unique identifier for distinguishing physician data from hospital data. Complicating the situation was a zero market availability of a subject matter expert for that particular system. Additionally, the system showed signs of failure, potentially compromising the integrity of the data. It was so unstable that it was no longer possible to post payments. Time, data integrity, resources…all were greatly constrained.  

 

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Solution

MediQuant was selected to support the retirement objective using the DataArk active archiving software and implementation services. The most critical outcome of the objective was to preserve the integrity of the data before the hard deadline. MediQuant used DataArk to intelligently identify and accurately separate it using patterns. 

 

Results

The data was safely and easily accessible in DataArk. The work was completed more than a month ahead of the hard deadline. The organization avoided extensive software renewal costs with a net positive impact to expenses.

 


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