HIT Consultant November 11, 2022
Matt Lavin, Software Architect at LifeOmic

The conversation around whether a healthcare startup should build a data platform or buy one isn’t anything new. In fact, this has been a debate since cloud-based technologies rose to popularity—we’re just now seeing more startups enter the space and opt to build their platforms internally.

Startups choose to build their data platforms for several compelling reasons. For example, it could give them greater control over their data security and architecture or they feel they know their data best and can better manage it internally. Whatever the reason, if a startup is looking to develop its own health data platform, there are five factors they must always consider.

Performance and Data Storage

The first question about data storage is, “where...

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