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Microsoft has announced they are sunsetting extended support for SQL 2008 effective July 9, 2019, and for Windows Server 2008 on January 14, 2020. If you are currently running this SQL or Windows version on your server, an upgrade of SQL and Windows server is required. Once the server is upgraded by your IT team, server migration (KeyMedical data migration) is required. Eye Care Leaders will provide this service at a cost explained in the form below.

IMPORTANT HIPAA NOTIFICATION: As covered entities under HIPAA, all practices are responsible for identifying and mitigating the risks unpatched software poses to ePHI (164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A), 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(B)). As Microsoft sunsets Windows 2008 Server and SQL Server 2008, practices must take action to ensure that ePHI is housed in protected environments in order to fulfill HIPAA requirements and regulatory obligations.


KeyMedical Migration Order Form

Eye Care Leaders is offering different options to assist our valued partners with the Microsoft end of extended support for SQL Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2008/R2. Please complete this form once you have decided if you would like to move forward with the upgrade, requiring server migration, or if you would prefer to learn more ! about the cloud-based myCare solutions available to your practice.

Please note, we do not offer local IT services such as replacing or upgrading servers but will work directly with your IT resource within the direction you choose to go.


Cloud-based software – Eye Care Leaders offers full suite, cloud-based software options that provide your clinic software over the internet, rather than using locally installed servers.

KeyMedical Server Migration – A migration is the act of moving KeyMedical data from one location (server) to a different location (server) and updating the KeyChart version compatible with the new server version.

  • After evaluating the required server specifications, I have confirmed that our practice does not require a new server for the SQL/Windows upgrade. (Once specific effort is assessed, ECL will provide an order for required services).

*Fees are for migration only and do not include Microsoft license fees or local IT resources involved in replacing and upgrading equipment.

Learn More About our Cloud-Based Solutions:

If you would like to consider one of the myCare suite cloud-based solutions instead to avoid situations like this in the future, now is a great time to learn more!

myCare iMedicWare – Single platform solution designed to shoulder the operational burden associated with running your practice by streamlining every aspect of it.

myCare Integrity– Powerful Cloud-based EMR and PM solutions designed to be efficient, effortless, and customizable for your individual practice workflow.

If you have additional comments, questions, and feedback, please email upgrades@eyecareleaders.com.