Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced AdventHealth’s selection of the Virtustream Healthcare Cloud as its standard platform for powering its new single, integrated Epic electronic health records (EHR) platform which will be implemented over the next three years.
The multi-year agreement with Virtustream delivers a managed cloud platform, purpose-built to host business-critical workloads like modern EHR applications. The solution provides a flexible and highly secure cloud platform that aligns to AdventHealth’s long-term strategy to leverage the Virtustream Healthcare Cloud to increase IT business agility while improving application availability and end-user experience. The solution is metered through a unique cloud consumption model to deliver billing that is based on actual usage.
AdventHealth is using Virtustream’s xStreamCare managed services to drive operational efficiencies, optimize workloads and free internal IT team members to focus on strategic and innovative projects that support caregivers and empower patients. Virtustream is also providing end-to-end managed services and hosting for AdventHealth’s deployment of Epic Hyperspace by leveraging VMware’s Horizon Apps as the unified workspace layer to provide end users and clinicians with fast, easy and secure access to patient information.
With more than 80,000 team members across hundreds of healthcare facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers, AdventHealth provides individualized, holistic care in diverse communities in nearly a dozen states. The health system is implementing the Epic EHR platform at 37 hospitals and hundreds of care-related locations. Virtustream’s cloud solutions cover more than 50 healthcare facilities and hospitals today and can seamlessly scale to accommodate AdventHealth’s plans.
“Our technology strategy at AdventHealth directly supports our health systems’ focus on providing whole-person, consumer-centric care,” said, Phillip Arthur, vice president and chief technology officer, for AdventHealth’s technology division, AIT. “By implementing Virtustream’s managed cloud platform, our caregivers will have seamless and reliable access to the information that enables them to provide convenient and connected care for the patients we serve.”
Successful Migration to the Cloud Enhances IT Agility and Delivers New Levels of Efficiencies
Soon to be one of AdventHealth’s most critical applications supporting the entire health system, its new unified EHR implementation will provide significant benefits to the organization, including:
- enhanced capabilities and agility to directly support patient care;
- improved cloud platform to drive operational improvements, including easier expansion of virtual machines (VMs) based on demand;
- simplified process for the EHR application’s quarterly update cycles;
- built-in enterprise-class security and compliance features; and
- faster and more advanced disaster recovery capabilities.
According to recent industry research, the healthcare cloud computing market is expected to realize double-digit annual growth in the years ahead, with one firm estimating the market will surpass $50B by 2025.
“With its move to Virtustream, AdventHealth is putting its patients and clinicians first,” says Drew Fassett, senior vice president of Global Sales, Virtustream. “AdventHealth needed an experienced cloud partner who could migrate and manage its EHR environment and provide the flexibility necessary for future developments as the industry continues to evolve with the needs of modern patient care. AdventHealth tapped Virtustream’s deep cloud and services expertise to manage its integrated EHR platform and check all of the critical technology boxes – from security and compliance, to industry-leading SLAs and improved performance, to future-proofing its IT systems for the rapid pace of change in today’s more consumer-oriented, patient-focused world of healthcare.”
Virtustream LLC, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers, healthcare organizations and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStreamCare professional and managed services, and the xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency, and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.
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