In the major shift of policy, the largest provider of electronic health records (EHR) in the U.S. will no longer be using customer’s premises for installing its system, enabling the creation of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions.
Epic will do all IT platform work and eliminate onsite operation of the system, which will result in cutting unnecessary costs and saving money for many customers.
To make this possible, the company is building a new data center facility in its campus at Verona, WI.
“The remote hosting service will be offered first to new customers but will be extended to existing customers later,” said Judy Faulkner, Epic CEO. “The target group of new service are medical groups and small hospitals that are looking to consolidate and minimize its costs.”
When it comes to large hospitals, Epic will use its cloud service to store backups of their patient records.