Skip to main content

Enabling Healthcare Organizations to focus on health instead of infrastructure.

Background

Baptist Memorial Health Care is one of the largest private hospital systems in the United States. It comprises seventeen hospitals, including an academic medical center, and numerous clinics and specialty locations. More than 3,100 physician providers across 34 specialties serve a mid-south population of 1.2 million patients.

Challenge

In response to the imperative for rapid growth and heightened resilience, Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation (BMHCC) initiated a strategic overhaul to significantly bolster its Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities for its pivotal Epic in the Cloud system.

  • RPO of seconds
  • RTO of < 2 hours
  • Maintain 100% functionality during planned failover events

Solution

Optimum Healthcare IT demonstrated comprehensive program management, execution, and governance, ensuring successful outcomes. Their approach included:

  • Implementation of best practice automation using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for Landing Zone (HLZA) and Epic Deployment Automation.
  • Adoption of an elastic design resulting in a reduction of overall cloud consumption by over 50%.
  • Development of a dependency-aware architecture considering complex relationships between Epic, third-party apps, external entities, and key integrations.
  • Utilization of a custom testing methodology featuring progressive dry runs to validate all components, leading to the creation of a comprehensive runbook.
  • Implementation of a phased activation approach to mitigate risks, with Test-Flight #1 involving 24-hour lower volume activities and Test-Flight #2 encompassing 7-day full-scale volumes.

Are you interested in learning more about this project’s results? Click the button below to see them.

Subscribe to The Optimum Pulse

Make sure to subscribe to our Linkedin Newsletter, “The Optimum Pulse” for the latest news and updates in healthcare IT.

Subscribe on LinkedIn
Optimum Pulse News Blog Optimum Healthcare IT

You can also follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook to join the conversation.

Share This Case Study

Larry Kaiser

Chief Marketing Officer LinkedIn

Close Menu