In our last “cloud fact or fiction” post, we identified several reasons why hosting clinical and pharmacovigilance systems is just as safe as housing them on-premises. In fact, in many cases it could prove to be safer. This week we’ll briefly discuss migrating data to the cloud.
Claim #6: Data from on-site clinical and safety systems cannot be migrated to solutions in the cloud.
Fact or fiction? Fiction.
Data can be migrated from on-site systems into hosted ones, just like you would do for in-house data migrations. Having a system hosted does not limit data migration methods or sources.
Clinical and safety system data migration sources can include:
- Microsoft Access databases
- Homegrown / in-house developed applications
- Previously-used solutions, whether hosted or in-house
- Other hosted or in-house systems
Check back next time as we’ll discuss integrating clinical and safety systems in the cloud. To read past posts in the “cloud fact or fiction” series, click here.