Healthlink Advisors Facilitates Successful Migration of Franciscan Health’s Epic EHR System to Microsoft Azure Public Cloud

St. Petersburg, FL – June 4, 2024—Healthlink Advisors is proud to announce the successful completion of a significant project for Franciscan Health, a prominent healthcare system based in Indiana. This project involved migrating Franciscan Health’s Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to the Microsoft Azure public cloud, ensuring enhanced scalability, security, and operational efficiency for the healthcare provider.

Healthlink Advisors provided comprehensive program oversight, coordinating efforts among key vendor partners including Microsoft, Epic, Infinite Computer Systems, OptaFi, and EHC Consulting. Our team ensured seamless collaboration and alignment among these partners, leading to the successful implementation of this critical initiative.

Key Highlights of the Project:

  1. Program Oversight: Healthlink Advisors played a pivotal role in overseeing the entire project, ensuring that all vendor partners were synchronized and aligned with Franciscan Health’s objectives. Healthlink Advisors’ leadership and expertise were instrumental in navigating the complexities of migrating a mission-critical system to the cloud.
  2. Collaborative Integration: Healthlink Advisors ensured effective communication, team integration across all the vendor partners, and overall program risk management. This collaborative approach was vital in addressing technical challenges and ensuring project success.
  3. Enhanced Capabilities: By migrating the Epic EHR system to the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Franciscan Health benefits from improved security, increased scalability, and enhanced technical management capabilities. This move supports Franciscan Health’s commitment to providing high-quality patient care through cutting-edge technology.
  4. Expertise and Experience: Healthlink Advisors brought extensive experience and deep industry knowledge to this project, guiding Franciscan Health through the complexities of cloud migration and ensuring a smooth transition with minimal disruption to daily operations.

Quote from Healthlink Advisors: “We are thrilled to have successfully guided Franciscan Health through this critical transition. Migrating the Epic EHR system to the Microsoft Azure public cloud marks a significant milestone in Franciscan Health’s digital transformation journey. We applaud Franciscan’s bold vision to leverage the public cloud at scale. This project underscores our commitment to leveraging technology to enhance healthcare delivery and operational excellence,” said Zahid Rathore, Senior Vice President at Healthlink Advisors.

Quote from Franciscan Health: “Healthlink Advisors’ expertise and oversight were crucial to the success of this project. Their ability to coordinate multiple vendors and manage the complexities of cloud migration ensured a smooth and successful transition. We are now better positioned to deliver care to our patients with a more secure and scalable EHR system,” said Charles Wagner, Senior Vice President and CIO at Franciscan Health.

About Healthlink Advisors: Healthlink Advisors is a leading healthcare IT consulting firm specializing in strategic advisory, implementation oversight, and digital transformation. With a focus on improving healthcare delivery through innovative technology solutions, Healthlink Advisors partners with healthcare organizations to navigate the complexities of IT projects and achieve their strategic goals.

About Franciscan Health: Franciscan Health is a trusted leader in healthcare, serving communities across Indiana with a network of hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers. Committed to delivering compassionate and comprehensive care, Franciscan Health leverages advanced technology to enhance patient outcomes and improve operational efficiency.

For more information, please contact:

Charles Anastos
Healthlink Advisors
(888) 412-8686