Hackensack Meridian Health announced on Monday its plans to migrate its Epic workloads to Google Cloud in an effort to increase innovation, efficiency, and security. The agreement between Google Cloud and Epic will expand healthcare firms’ cloud environment options.
As per PR Newswire, leaders in healthcare, such as Hackensack Meridian Health, have been able to expedite their digital transformations by migrating to the cloud and utilizing technologies such as analytics and artificial intelligence, with the end objective of enhancing patient outcomes.
In addition, the healthcare business is a crucial infrastructure sector targeted by cybercriminals and threat actors, making it imperative to engage with a dependable cloud partner.
Hackensack Meridian Health’s chief executive officer, Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, stated, “Our aim to innovate necessitates the availability of cutting-edge technologies.” With Epic EHR on Google Cloud, we will be able to develop more quickly and enjoy a more secure cloud environment.
Hackensack Meridian Health’s EVP and chief digital information officer, Kash Patel, stated, “We anticipate that hosting Epic on Google Cloud would be simpler for our IT and developers, allowing them to focus more on identifying innovative ways to improve patient care.”
“Possessing anything through Google Cloud will afford enormous opportunities for discovery. For instance, our AI Avatar’s data for natural language processing will already be in Google Cloud and ready to be queried. This will expedite our job and increase information accessibility.”
Since its inception, Google has endeavored to enhance the lives of as many people as possible, and the pandemic accelerated its efforts to assist billions of people live better lives. Using its infrastructure, security, and intelligent data platform, Google Cloud helps healthcare and life sciences enterprises speed digital transformations that place people at the center by using its infrastructure and security.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, stated that Hackensack Meridian Health is at the forefront of two major industry transformations: establishing a safe basis for digital infrastructure and putting data and artificial intelligence to work for the patient.
This collaboration with Epic will allow us to optimize it for Google Cloud, and we look forward to offering healthcare institutions more options as they strive to improve patient outcomes.
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