Novant Health moves Epic EHR to the cloud: 3 things to know

Winston Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health migrated its Epic EHR system to a cloud platform from Virtustream, a Dell Technologies health IT business.

Three things to know:

1. Novant Health chose Virtustream's cloud platform because it met all the health system's requirements, including business, security, technical and cost, Novant Health Chief Technology Officer James Kluttz said in a news release.

2. The nonprofit health system, which comprises more than 15 medical centers, implemented Epic in 2011.

3. By migrating to a cloud platform, Novant Health aims to establish a more predictable cost model while improving business speed as well as avoiding the need to completely re-design its system every time a new change becomes necessary.

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