Epic in the Cloud

Healthcare Cloud Use Cases

With every new release, running on prem hardware is getting more and more expensive. Our comprehensive solution will bring you everything you need and improve your current state while saving money at the same time.   

We bring you solutions in ways that suit your needs. Here are a few of the healthcare cloud use cases:  

  • Disaster Recovery on Demand​ 
  • On-Demand Dev/Test/Training Environments​ 
  • Cloud-hosted Application and Desktop Presentation Tiers with Elastic Capacity​ 
  • Research, Analytics, AI, Machine Learning​ 
  • Custom Applications – Patient portals, Telehealth​ 
  • Cloud-hosted Backups​ 
  • Self Provisioning and Automated Deployment 

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Why consider moving your Epic environment to the cloud?

IT budgets are constrained more than ever right now and yet your Epic infrastructure requirements continue to grow by 20-40% each year. Not only that, you’re lucky if you can use your Epic infrastructure for three years before outgrowing it or before it falls off the confidence list. You may have even compromised your disaster recovery capabilities in order to meet the minimum capacity requirements of your production environment. Can you afford to do this year after year? Implementing some or all of your Epic environment on consumption priced, on-demand cloud infrastructure will reduce your infrastructure costs and eliminate these constant refresh cycles.

Epic released its ‘Reference Architecture for Epic on Azure’ in June 2020 so now it’s not a question of if you should consider cloud infrastructure, but why aren’t you using cloud infrastructure yet? Inexperience or concerns around cost, security, and performance should no longer be barriers to considering Epic in the cloud. 

Just a few benefits of migrating with OST: 

Confidence

OST has been designing and implementing Epic infrastructure for over 15 years and has focused the last two years on helping Epic customers migrate to the cloud – including the very first Epic customer to migrate their entire DR environment to Azure.

Cost Reduction

Why pay for all that infrastructure you’re not using? Using cloud infrastructure, you only pay for Epic disaster recovery and non-production infrastructure when you use it, rather than buying it all just in case.

Architecture

OST has automated the deployment of Epic’s Reference Architecture using cloud-native tools like Azure DevOps pipelines and Terraform code.

Holistic Approach

We know that Epic is only a part of your clinical application ecosystem. OST considers the impacts of cloud infrastructure on your entire clinical application ecosystem, not just Epic.

Flexibility

An organization’s unique mission and clinical approach is reflected in the complexity of IT applications and infrastructure. OST provides a tailored approach that aligns to the unique complexities of each of our customers.

Velocity

Go from nothing in the cloud to Epic in the cloud in less than a month. Our proven automated deployment methodology and reference architecture guarantees improved time to value.

Worry-free Management

Not ready to manage cloud infrastructure or need us to show you how? OST offers a range of management services from fully managed Epic-as-a-Service to temporary assistance and training.

What an Engagement With OST May Look Like

We tailor each engagement to the needs of our customers. You can expect to get everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Check out this example of your Epic in the Cloud engagement with OST:

Why work with OST?

We have more than 20 years of experience and a track record of being innovative that certainly holds true as it relates to Epic in the Cloud. It is rare to have a solution that provides the same or better experience than Epic organizations have currently AND will cost less and offer more flexibility!

Does Disaster Recovery keep you up at night? A Disaster Recovery plan for Epic is a great first step. Watch what can happen if you don’t have a DR plan for your other critical applications. See the full video here 
Legacy Health Hospital, Portland OR

A Major Hospital Chain Partners With OST To Host Epic In Microsoft Azure

A major hospital chain was looking for a way to reduce costs, improve resiliency and accelerate growth across the organization. The healthcare system wanted to focus on improving patient lives through innovation, not on the business of managing physical hardware and data centers.

At the time, the entity was operating an active-active Epic data center environment. With millions invested in identical infrastructures at two data centers, the hospital determined that migrating their Epic disaster recovery environment to Azure would allow them to modernize their infrastructure platforms. To achieve success, the hospital required the partnership of Epic, Red Hat, OST and Microsoft. As a result, the hospital chain realized a 65% savings in running their Epic Disaster Recovery environment in Azure over its on-prem infrastructure for the same environment.

View the case study here.

OST: Your Partner in Epic in the Cloud implementations

We have more than 20 years of experience and a track record of being innovative that certainly holds true as it relates to Epic in the Cloud. It is rare to have a solution that provides the same or better experience than Epic organizations have currently AND will cost less and offer more flexibility!

Contact us today.

Our healthcare expertise is deep and wide. Let’s talk about how we can help.