Microsoft Azure is meeting the growing needs of healthcare organizations like Mount Sinai Health System by providing a highly scalable public cloud for Epic. The new Azure Large Instances allows healthcare providers to manage large EHR database loads using public cloud-hosted infrastructure.
Microsoft Azure: A Game Changer for Healthcare Organizations
Microsoft Azure has been making waves in the healthcare industry, particularly with Mount Sinai Health System, by providing a highly scalable public cloud for Epic. This is a significant development for the industry, as it allows healthcare providers to manage large EHR database loads using public cloud-hosted infrastructure.
New Azure Large Instances
Microsoft recently announced that Epic clients, starting with Mount Sinai, can now use Microsoft Azure Large Instances. This solution is designed to handle the scale required to run large Epic electronic health record (EHR) databases, with up to 50 million database accesses per second.
“We are very excited about this move as it further enables digital transformation, accelerates artificial intelligence (AI) and innovation, provides scalability and flexibility, and reduces upfront infrastructure costs, ultimately leading to improved care and discovery as well as streamlined operations,” said Kristin Myers, executive vice president, chief digital and information officer, and dean for digital and information technology at Mount Sinai.
Benefits of EHRs in Healthcare
EHRs are at the core of healthcare provider organizations and care delivery. They provide a real-time, patient-centered record that contains the medical and treatment history of a patient, giving providers a comprehensive view of a patient’s care. As healthcare organizations navigate an increasingly complex care landscape and challenging economic conditions, there is a growing desire to consolidate and exit on-premises data centers and build for further innovation.
Microsoft and Epic Collaboration
Microsoft’s long-standing collaboration with Epic includes enabling the migration of Epic EHR environments to Azure through ongoing joint testing and engineering. This collaboration is focused on delivering innovation for customers on Azure that will help healthcare organizations reduce the complexity of infrastructure management and control costs with a secure, scalable, and agile public cloud solution.
In conclusion, the introduction of Microsoft Azure Large Instances is a major step forward in the digital transformation of the healthcare industry, offering scalability, flexibility, and cost savings, all while improving patient care and streamlining operations.
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