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Flatirons Announces Availability of its HIPAA-Compliant, Hosted Application Decommissioning Solution

Calendar May 16, 2017 | Tag


Flatirons Solutions® announced today the availability of its HIPAA-compliant Application Decommissioning solution for OpenText InfoArchive. The solution is a ready-to-go Application Decommissioning environment optimized for retiring legacy applications and managing legacy data built on a safe, secure, scalable, and HIPAA-compliant infrastructure hosted by Flatirons. The solution meets the technical, physical, and administrative safeguards required for HIPAA compliance and allows healthcare organizations to reduced IT costs through a cloud-based strategy.

According to CloudTech News, healthcare spending on cloud services is expected to reach $9.5 billion by 2020, a three-fold increase over five years. In fact, as the Cloud Standards Customer Council reports, healthcare providers are turning to the cloud to relieve increasing pressures “to do more and higher quality work with fewer and more costly resources.”

The Hosted Application Decommissioning Solution by Flatirons is an example of a cloud offer that can alleviate not only IT cost pressures but also demands made on IT staff to maintain aging systems. The solution “right sizes” the IT infrastructure by archiving inactive or static information from various production systems and business applications—including legacy EHRs, human resources, finance, and other types of systems—allowing them to be decommissioned. Structured data and unstructured content from multiple applications is then managed by a single InfoArchive platform, removing information silos and simplifying access control and compliance management.

“We have worked with numerous healthcare organizations to decommission legacy applications and archive their data,” said Joe Mihalik, Chief Consulting Officer for Flatirons. “By offering a HIPAA-compliant, hosted option, we aim to make it even easier for healthcare providers to decommission their outdated, legacy systems and achieve greater savings.”

Flatirons’ cloud-based solution offers several fundamental benefits over on premise deployments, including:

  • The reduction of CapEx and OpEx expenses
  • The easy provisioning of new archives on the hosted platform
  • The ability to scale up or down as archiving needs change
  • Permission-based access to a HIPAA-compliant, secure environment that houses encrypted data

“Flatirons’ hosting infrastructure already is used by some of the most demanding customers to manage business-critical information 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-per year,” added Mihalik. “Together with our in-depth experience decommissioning legacy healthcare applications and archiving their data, we anticipate that more customers will be able to reap the benefits of the cloud.”

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Flatirons Solutions® ( provides content lifecycle management solutions to global Fortune 1000 customers in aerospace, automotive, electronics, financial services, government, healthcare, and publishing. For more than 20 years, it has helped organizations efficiently deliver the right information, at the right time, to the right people by leveraging structured content and digital media—Turning Content into Knowledge®. Flatirons operates worldwide from offices in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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