Fujitsu announces cloud hosting solution for Epic EPR

Fujitsu has announced a new solution to support healthcare providers to run the Epic electronic patient record in the cloud.

Utilising the AWS for Health initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Fujitsu said it has been “created to deliver a smoother, faster electronic patient record implementation, with easier consumption of Epic upgrades.”

The company notes that for healthcare providers looking to deploy Epic, for the first time they now have the option to host the platform in the cloud. Hoping to minimise technical risk and resources to deploy the solution, Fujitsu also highlights lower costs of entry and faster implementation as some of the benefits.

Jamie Whysall, head of UK healthcare, Fujitsu, commented: “We are pleased to support the AWS for Health initiative and to be part of a movement designed to make it easier for health and care organisations to find the right digital partners and the tools they need to address the challenges and opportunities facing them.

“This has given us the ideal opportunity to announce our Epic in the Cloud offer for the NHS and UK healthcare providers. Fujitsu has worked in collaboration with the AWS global health team to bring to life the Epic on AWS blueprint, making it possible to host Epic on AWS, located in London to support data sovereignty requirements.

“We have also worked with our strategic suppliers to lower the cost of entry for deploying Epic, delivering the potential for savings of up to 40 per cent on the total cost of ownership, and enabling customers to make sure their investment in Epic delivers for their organisations, clinicians and patients.”

Matthew Chase, Healthcare Chief Technology Officer, Fujitsu UK, and former Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, added: “Until now, trusts that wanted to run Epic had to create the infrastructure to host it on-premises or work with a third-party hosting service.

“Now, they have the option to have Fujitsu host it for them on AWS. That means trusts can look to get the resilience and flexibility of cloud computing, the benefits of Epic, and the support they need from Fujitsu and its partners to generate the cost savings and clinical benefits they expect, faster.”