Over the years organizations have struggled to interpret, define and successfully apply information security and retention policies. The health sector is not alone in this challenge.
HIPAA demands that appropriate security guards are put into place to avoid personal health information being put into the wrong hands or being inadvertently altered or destroyed.
This applies to the situation where data is at rest and in flight – which of course includes the scenario where data is being migrated to a new platform.
There are also the general concerns that most organizations have when moving data, which include ensuring completeness and fidelity, such that the results of any future eDiscovery could be rendered unreliable and unacceptable when they are needed most, for example, when trying to win or defend a court case.
Critically, where the process of consolidating (migrating) existing data records is executed without a firm handle on the compliance issues and pitfalls at stake, the move could significantly compromise a successful outcome.
Likewise, a compliance-led migration that is not people-centric in its approach will result in a significant productivity impact to busy health care workers.
TransVault addresses key areas that every healthcare organization should think about as it moves its data to a new platform.