Epic, Microsoft expand partnership

Epic clients can now run their EHR databases on Microsoft's Azure Large Instances, with New York City-based Mount Sinai becoming the first.

Microsoft Azure Large Instances is designed to help healthcare customers achieve the scale needed to run Epic's EHR system, according to an Aug. 10 press release from Microsoft. The application can run up to 50 million database accesses per second, according to the tech company.

Mount Sinai is now has the largest production instance of Epic running on Azure.

Kristin Myers, executive vice president, chief digital and information officer, and dean for digital and information technology at Mount Sinai, said the move "further enables digital transformation, accelerates artificial intelligence, innovation, provides scalability and flexibility, and reduces upfront infrastructure costs."

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