Eliminate Legacy Application Costs while Retaining Data Access and Maintaining Patient Privacy

Healthcare information technology leaders are in the midst of the most challenging period for their industry. Their organizations are experiencing a near-perfect storm of changes:

  • Comprehensive healthcare reform under the Accountable Care Act
  • Multiple regulatory compliance mandates, such as ICD-10
  • Rapid advancements in technology, including the move to mobile platforms and the promise of big data analytics to revolutionize care

Under these circumstances, healthcare IT leaders must carefully balance enhancements to existing systems, adoption of new technologies, and investments in operations and analytic solutions that increase the quality and value of healthcare. They’re also looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency to meet flat or decreasing budget targets and free up funds for transformational projects. Successful IT leaders will strike a balance between responding to demands for technology investments and meeting responsibilities to save resources and increase efficiency patient privacy.

The Informatica Solution for Healthcare Application Retirement

The Informatica solution for healthcare application retirement simplifies the process of maintaining data access in clinical and administrative applications no longer used in production. The solution for regulatory compliance enables your organization to modernize its systems while eliminating the costs of maintaining legacy and redundant applications and non-production copies used for testing and development. By retiring redundant electronic health records and migrating to modern platforms, you can more efficiently retain patient clinical data for regulatory compliance while meeting patient privacy requirements.

With this solution, you can:

  • Lower costs and maximize ROI by eliminating the hardware, software, and maintenance effort associated with redundant applications, such as legacy electronic health records
  • Increase provider productivity and improve customer service by maintaining easy and quick access to archived records and data
  • Reduce the risk of violating patient privacy rules by applying and adhering to policy-based data retention and disposal rules
  • Meet patient privacy requirements for clinical research activities by de-identifying data during research data extracts
  • Comply with HIPAA patient privacy rules and pass audits by masking sensitive data in non-production copies
  • Meet regulatory compliance requirements and ensure timely response to eDiscovery with integrated search and legal hold support

Key Capabilities of the Informatica Solution for Healthcare Application Retirement

Unlike competing offerings, the Informatica solution for healthcare application retirement enables organizations to keep retired application data for read-only access through standard and policy-based retention and destruction regulatory compliance rules. Once legacy applications are retired, you can quickly reap significant cost savings, ensuring the clinical and analytical domains can retrieve needed data securely while complying with patient privacy requirements.

Based on a single, comprehensive platform, the Informatica solution for healthcare application retirement features the following capabilities:

  • Extreme compression of legacy data to a secure archive that retains the original relational data structure
  • Retirement into an immutable archive that allows access only to authorized users with the appropriate roles and privileges and guarantees authenticity
  • Blocking or masking of confidential patient information in production databases
  • Patient privacy through the creation of masked copies of development, test, and training data as well as extracts used for analytics and research
  • Openness for broad connectivity and custom application support including electronic medical record applications
  • Proven retirement methodology for fast time to value
  • Integrated retention management, archive data validation, audit logging, and granular access control
  • Simple accessibility, for authorized users, from any reporting or business intelligence tool (ODBC/JDBC)
  • Search and view based on original application context
  • Enforcement of data retention and disposal policies based on patient privacy regulations and IT regulatory compliance
  • Storage capacity savings, scalability, and performance across heterogeneous data sources