Strategies for Effective EHR Data Management
Guest post by Mark Myers, Datalink.
Today’s healthcare IT departments have a relatively tall order when it comes to effective EHR data management. In an environment that often requires them to be simultaneously budget-conscious, growth-minded and patient-driven, healthcare IT must also address the often-competing data management needs for:
- Anytime, anywhere
- Data sharing
- Data at rest
- Data protection
- Operational recovery
- Disaster recovery
- Capacity planning
- Data mining and analytics
Popular EHR system vendors have made significant strides to address several of these data management issues. Unfortunately, they can only go so far given the current state of many healthcare IT environments. Some departments may still require custom software applications, complete with specially configured servers, storage and network hardware to support them.