Cloud-based technology such as Google Cloud, might be the best thing since sliced bread for so many health systems and healthcare organizations involved in the technology space…

Read on to learn about Epic EHR Cloud migration and how cloud-based solutions in Epic can help customers improve process efficiency, streamline workflows, and make the most of their technology investment.

Is Epic Cloud Based?

Epic is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) system that uses the Google Cloud framework designed to manage patient assist practices for better health outcomes, improve workflows throughout healthcare organizations, and optimize patient flow across teams, departments, and business units.

Epic cloud adoption in healthcare can help Epic customers…

  • Keep up with the rate of infrastructure growth in Epic EHR technology
  • Purchase additional software infrastructure over time to meet user demand
  • Leverage efficient disaster recovery infrastructure to avoid downtime and corruption of data within their Epic systems and applications
  • Enhance functionality and improve interoperability between solutions by hosting Epic workloads on the Google Cloud platform
  • Increase database performance and health system reliability with a single, integrated data center

With the Epic Cloud platform, customers can also eliminate the need to pre-allocate infrastructure to meet the needs of each user and application, and instead, leverage cloud resources to meet growing and changing app requirements over time.

Why Should You Move Epic to the Cloud?

Here are a few key components and critical capabilities of Epic Cloud solutions that make moving your operations to the cloud seem like a no-brainer compared to the average healthcare organization…

Improved Health System Performance

1) Epic’s streamlined infrastructure can reduce the need for physical hardware and associated maintenance, freeing up IT staff to focus on more strategic tasks.

2) Epic cloud-based technology allows organizations to deploy and scale new applications and tools at a much faster pace, reducing delays and improving time to value.

3) Epic typically includes robust disaster recovery capabilities and helps organizations quickly recover from unexpected events such as natural disasters or cyber-attacks.

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

1) Because Epic manages the technology infrastructure, Epic cloud technology users can eliminate the need to invest in physical hardware and associated maintenance costs.

2) Leveraging Epic cloud solutions can help reduce staffing costs, as the cloud provider is responsible for managing the infrastructure and performing regulatory maintenance checks and upgrades.

3) Epic cloud infrastructure allows organizations to rapidly deploy new resources and applications and reduce the time, costs, and effort required to bring new products and services to market and improve value for Epic users.

Better Data Security

1) Epic cloud technology data encryption capabilities that allow users to encrypt data both in transit and at rest, helping to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access.

2) Epic solutions can provide granular access controls to give organizations control over which users can access which data and applications across organizations.

3) With Epic technology, users can leverage robust infrastructure and automatic backup capabilities to ensure data is available and accessible for all authorized users, even in the event of a hardware failure or other issues.

4) Epic makes it easier for organizations to comply with regulatory requirements for data security by providing tools and features that support compliance with industry-specific standards (i.e., HIPAA, GDPR, etc.)

Scalable Epic Infrastructure

1) Epic systems can dynamically allocate company resources to meet demand, meaning that organizations can easily scale up or down as needed without investing in new hardware or infrastructure.

2) Epic cloud technology typically includes redundant infrastructure and automatic failover capabilities that allow organizations to maintain availability and performance for their customers even during periods of high demand.

3) Epic’s cloud-based technology can help organizations rapidly provision new resources, reduce the time and effort required to add new capacity and allow organizations to add or remove resources to meet changing demands.

Increased Efficiency

1) Epic cloud technology often includes automation tools that can help streamline processes and reduce manual effort, such as automated backups, updates, and security monitoring.

2) Epic’s cloud EHR can improve collaboration by providing a centralized platform where employees can access shared resources, collaborate on projects, and communicate more efficiently across teams and business units.

3) Cloud technology in Epic can provide access to real-time analytics and reporting, enabling organizations to quickly identify trends and opportunities for improvement.

Main Advantages of Epic Cloud Technology

  • Automate patient monitoring, practice management, and patient scheduling
  • Streamline workflows for physicians across departments in your healthcare organization
  • Monitor, manage, and store all patient data in one cloud-based solution
  • Connect patients with their healthcare providers through E-visits, patient questionnaires, direct messages, and more
  • Implement remote patient monitoring capabilities (i.e., discharge planning, ICU monitoring, etc.) for better health outcomes
  • Use predictive analytics and improved visibility to support clinical decisions

How Can We Help?

Whether you need help making the switch to a cloud-based Epic EHR solution, additional support leveraging healthcare data engine accelerators to tailor your Epic infrastructure to meet your deployment and configuration needs, or just an extra hand conducting Epic training sessions for staff members across your healthcare institutions, Surety Systems is here to help.

Our team of senior-level Epic consultants has the skills and experience needed to lead your health systems to success and help you make the most of your technology investment in the long run.

Getting Started with Us

Interested in learning more about our Epic consulting services? Ready to take the next step in your Epic EHR journey?

Contact us today to get started with one of our expert Epic consultants!