Migrating data from one health IT system to another is a taxing but necessary part of health IT infrastructure. Legacy systems can cause problems for healthcare organizations if IT executives do not treat migration as a critical step.

“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.