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
Wellforce 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 Wellforce team to integrate data-driven intelligence into everyday health and care that is more secure, resilient, and simple to use."
Dr. Shafiq Rab
Wellforce chief digital officer and chief information officer
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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 usually encounter three use cases when they migrate to the cloud:
- Test/dev/training environments on AWS — this use case allows customers to quickly scale up and down as needed to support organizational needs without duplication of hardware investments.
- Disaster recovery environments — this use case enables customers to quickly scale up during a disaster to meet demand and scale down to keep costs low.
- All-in Epic design —this approach can be structured to provide single or multi-region protection.
All of these designs build upon each other to achieve high availability and business continuity. Your AWS account team, working with your Epic Technical Coordinator (TC), can help you decide the best options and scenarios that right-size deployments to your needs and requirements.
The Epic on AWS architecture can be designed as single region, multi-availability zone workloads, or as multi-region, multi-availability zone designs to best meet the needs of your organization’s practice. This approach provides a predictable and operationally supported method of moving this critical resource to the cloud with minimal impact and risk.
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