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Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

Outdated health IT infrastructure systems can cause more harm than good, interrupting workflow and negatively impacting patient safety. A lot of the time, “fixing” legacy solutions results in Band-Aid repairs and workarounds that don’t fully address the problem.

“Organizations spend a lot of effort continually trying to re-engineer legacy systems that are broken,” Health2047 Managing Director of Technology Charles Aunger told HITInfrastrucutre.com. One of the biggest challenges organizations face is identifying legacy systems that are vulnerable and taking the steps to replace those systems before they cause damage.