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Scale Seamlessly and Improve Resilience with Epic Migration to AWS

Your EHR/EMR is the lifeblood of your organization. But hosting it on-premise is beginning to create challenges for providers. For one, planning for software updates by guessing the capacity that will be needed is nearly impossible to get right, especially when planning for several years out. Another challenge is ransomware. How can you maintain access to your EHR while defending against attacks? With Epic migration to AWS, you can solve these challenges. Match resource availability with demand, so you can stop guessing capacity! And with our Epic cloud solution for ransomware attacks, you can access a read-only copy of your EHR, even when you have to shut down your Disaster Recovery environment. With our partner Sapphire Health Consulting, we can help you reduce your infrastructure spend by 30% in 3 months, reduce the overhead of IT management, and deliver the business continuity and resiliency that your health system can depend on.


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The Benefits of Epic on AWS:

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Operational Resiliency

Traditionally, when ransomware strikes, hospitals are forced to shut systems down, including disaster recovery environments. This can have devastating consequences for clinical operations and patient care, as clinicians are forced to make decisions without verifying clinical history. The good news is, it doesn't have to be this way anymore. With our ransomware solution for Epic, hosted on AWS, hospitals can access a read-only version of EHR. Continue serving patients and minimize disruption.

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Stop Guessing Capacity

Due to Epic's highly distributed and complex nature, performance and optimization require upgrades to hardware every 3-5 years, and can create huge hurdles if not planned perfectly. Unplanned purchases around year 3 are sometimes inevitable, resulting in unexpected, significant capital investments. This can have devastating consequences on resource planning. On top of that, if you purchase too much hardware, you're left paying for servers you don't use. With Epic on AWS, this struggle goes away. With AWS's Op-Ex model, you can align capacity with demand and only pay for what you use.

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Improve Total Cost of Ownership

Running Epic on-premises, along with it's co-traveler apps and disaster recovery environments, requires significant hardware and resource investment. Quite frankly, Epic is a beast of an application to run. If you don't have enough infrastructure you sacrifice performance, but if you have too much you waste money. Using AWS, customers can reduce their TCO by auto-scaling infrastructure resources based upon demand rather than designing and running for peak demand at all times. Additionally, Pilot-light DR infrastructure can reduce DR costs by 40-80%.

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Reduce RTO and RPO

Disaster recovery for Epic can be just as challenging as managing and maintaining Epic production, as Epic is typically accompanied by 20-35 co-traveler applications. The entire Epic ecosystem needs to be available in a disaster, otherwise clinicians will work at reduced efficiency. Epic DR typically requires a second data center location or colocation that has to be managed and maintained. With Epic on AWS, you can spread your EHR across 6 data centers in a matter of days, not months or years. Reduce recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) and position yourself to maintain operational in the event of a disaster.


Improve Cybersecurity

Securing Epic requires both securing the physical premises and hardware, as well as securing the network and applications. This requires organizations to hire multiple security personnel and invest in on-premise and software solutions. With Epic on AWS, you can reduce your security burden, as security in AWS is a shared responsibility. Plus, AWS invests in the best cybersecurity tools and talent, as good security is a part of their business model. Spend less time and money on security and focus more on your core business of providing care.

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Focus on Healthcare, Not IT

Hospitals invest millions, even billions, of dollars per year on their IT. This diverts valuable resources away from their core business mission of providing care. What if you could get out of the data center business and focus on healthcare? With Epic on AWS, you can free yourself from data center management. You can, instead, invest in activities and personnel that differentiate your business. Plus, when you free up hospital facilities space you can reallocate it toward providing more healthcare services.


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With Epic EHR on AWS, You Can Modernize Your Healthcare Business and Improve Resiliency.


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