Epic on AWS
Epic customers can leverage AWS services to automate manual security tasks, inheriting comprehensive security and compliance controls in the AWS cloud. By migrating workloads to AWS, organizations can focus less on data center management and more on improving the quality of care and outcomes for the patients and communities they serve.
Benefits of deploying Epic on AWS
Organizations deploying Epic on AWS
Tufts Medicine is migrating its entire digital healthcare ecosystem to create a digital platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) consisting of Epic as well as a complex integration of more than 300 supporting healthcare and business applications. HIPAA-eligible data lakes, analytics, and AI and ML services that run on AWS help customers improve clinical and operational efficiency, develop personalized treatments, and predict healthcare events.
"We are creating a frictionless and culturally competent care environment for patients, physicians, and the entire care team by migrating our entire digital healthcare ecosystem to the AWS Cloud. This enables our Tufts Medicine team to integrate data-driven intelligence into everyday health and care that is more secure, resilient, and simple to use."
Dr. Shafiq Rab
Tufts Medicine Chief Digital Officer, System Chief Informatics Officer
MediSys replicates patient records and medical images to AWS
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Central East Ontario Hospital Partnership launches a clinical information system in the AWS cloud
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LCMC Health and Sapphire Health deploy cloud read-only ransomware recovery tool for EHR on AWS
Sapphire Health announced the deployment of an Epic Cloud read-only ransomware recovery tool for LCMC Health's EHR using AWS's Landing Zone Accelerator for Healthcare in eight weeks, serving as a backup if Production, Reporting, and Disaster Recovery (DR) are inaccessible due to a ransomware attack.
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Deploying Epic on AWS
Healthcare organizations typically explore Epic workloads on AWS as part of one of two journeys: a complete greenfield all-in solution for those just implementing Epic, or an incremental approach for existing customers that provides a roadmap to migrate any or all components as a hybrid design where parts reside in either on-prem or co-located facilities and the rest is in the AWS Cloud.
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Epic customers may deploy these core EHRenvironments in the AWS cloud:
- Test, Dev, and Training environments that may be scaled up and down as needed to support organizational needs
- Disaster recovery environments quickly scale up to support rapid recovery in case of a disaster
- Production Epic environment supporting day-to-day health system operation
AWS has worked closely with Epic to ensure high availability and business continuity. Your AWS account team, working with your Epic Technical Coordinator (TC), can help you right-size your operating environment and apply best practice architecture and operations.
Epic on AWS is typically deployed across multiple availability zones and multiple regions. This deployment model is designed to increase resilience of your EHR and integrated application environment, making full use of the resources and geographic diversity of the AWS cloud.
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Sapphire Health offers expertise in healthcare IT operations and is a leader in migrating, managing, and optimizing Epic applications and infrastructure. In addition, Sapphire Health’s mission is solely focused on the management and optimization of Epic environments, making them uniquely positioned to provide clients with focused services and in-depth expertise in attaining the most value from their Epic systems.