Legacy Healthcare Applications on the Verge of Decommissioning

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

HENDERSON, NV:  Legal review software developing company - iCONECT has recently joined hands with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions segment to decommission the applications used in U.S. commercial healthcare industry. iCONECT in association with Lockheed Martin strives to reduce the cost of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) by leveraging each other’s experience and introduce new and efficient solutions to fulfill the requirements of the U.S. healthcare market.

EMR’s investment and maintenance cost have increased due to its wide use by healthcare systems. Accordingly, healthcare systems are moving from first-generation EMR towards second-generation to ease the efforts of the patients, clinicians and other users of the system. Hospitals and other healthcare providers are investing on the advanced applications that are far better than that of legacy applications while they retain the legacy applications as well. iCONECT intends to use Lockheed Martin’s approach towards large-scale data migration by moving records and documents from multiple legacy applications to a low cost, secure and scalable repository.

iCONECT-XERA is an intuitive, multi-browser hosted ‘eDiscovery’ review platform that provides legal professionals with unprecedented control and cost savings over the entire eDiscovery review process. For reducing the cost that is included in record handling, iCONECT uses Lockheed Martin’s customized tool set which will efficiently move the information or records to XERA Application Decommissioning (XERA|AD) archive. Scott Gray, VP of Information Technology and Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin says, “We offer a comprehensive solution for the migration and archiving of historical Protected Health Information (PHI) that features data integrity, world-class scalability, high performance and streamlined, secure data access, which allows our customers to quickly free-up budget dollars to allocate to other priorities.”

On the other hand, utilizing the iCONECT software, Lockheed Martin safely hosted more than 15Bn records and transferred over 1.2PB of data.  “With XERA|AD, clinicians can view patient information that was previously only available through the legacy applications, hospitals can rest assured that their security and compliance obligations are enforced, and CIOs can retire risk prone costly legacy applications,” says Joe Stewart, SVP, Healthcare, iCONECT.