A major nonprofit healthcare system comprising scores of hospitals and hundreds of care facilities in multiple states needed a hardware refresh for its Epic electronic health record (EHR) system to meet the capacity and availability needs of growing clinical systems and applications. The client also needed greater efficiencies, reliability and manageability—as well as more robust security—in a time of aggressive growth through mergers and acquisitions.
Sirius’s dedicated Healthcare Solutions practice (Sirius Healthcare) successfully helped the client manage the major migration, taking into consideration technical
and standardization limitations as well as staffing and organizational constraints.
The process of building an Epic EHR migration path began with comprehensive audits of the client’s needs, project blockers, timelines and goals. The result was a roadmap that included a range of possible migration scenarios tailored to the unique demands of their healthcare environment.
Sirius also helped the client find an optimal hardware provider and navigate to the most cost-effective, sustainable and manageable solution. It had to position the client to be less reactive and more innovative in its long-term IT vision, budget and architecture. That focus led the team to select a solution that satisfied all of the requirements established by the client, built around an Intel® x86-based VMware® cluster hosting Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and InterSystems® Caché® database for the Epic environment. The solution fits into a standard support and operation model across multiple data centers.