Taking healthcare to the cloud 

with CDW's EHR Migration Services for Epic on AWS

Taking Healthcare to the Cloud 

with CDW's EPIC EHR on AWS

Transform your healthcare IT

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting cloud services and migrating workloads to take advantage of the numerous benefits they offer. Electronic health record (EHR) systems are one of the most critical components of a healthcare organizations’ IT ecosystem. Migrating EHR systems to the cloud can be daunting, they tend to be significantly larger in scope, size, and complexity than most other workloads. CDW has well-documented experience in helping our healthcare customers migrate their Epic EHR systems. We’ve taken that experience and combined it with our industry-leading automation and engineering skillsets to develop CDW’s EHR Migration Services for Epic on AWS. Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey, our EHR Migration Services can help you efficiently and effectively move your Epic EHR workloads to the AWS cloud.

Why CDW for EHR

Our team of experienced Epic consultants and cloud architects will work closely with you to assess your current EHR environment, develop a customized cloud migration plan, build out the supporting infrastructure, and execute the migration process with minimal disruption to your business.

Key benefits of our EHR migration services

CDW's EHR Migration Services offers a multitude of benefits to healthcare organizations, enabling them to optimize costs, enhance security and compliance, improve performance and reliability, and ensure business continuity. By migrating your Epic EHR system to AWS, you can reap the following advantages:


Cost optimization

Eliminate the need for expensive
on-premises infrastructure and maintenance costs associated with traditional EHR systems. AWS's 
pay-as-you-go model allows you to scale your IT resources up or down based on your fluctuating demand, ensuring you only pay for what you use.


Enhance security
and compliance

AWS's robust security infrastructure and compliance certifications, such as HIPAA and HITECH, safeguard your sensitive patient data from unauthorized access, malware, and data breaches. Our team of security experts will work closely with your IT staff to identify and implement appropriate security controls and ensure that your EHR system meets applicable regulatory requirements.


Improved performance and reliability

AWS's elastic infrastructure enables your EHR system to seamlessly scale up or down to meet your fluctuating demand, ensuring it can handle peak workloads without performance degradation or downtime. This flexibility allows you to adapt to changing patient volumes and healthcare trends without investing or waiting on additional hardware. Ultimately, this will lead to improved end user experience for both staff and patients.

How it gets done

We design our EHR Migration Services for Epic on AWS to be flexible. We know that each customer has a unique journey, even if they share the same goal. We balance technical capability with business needs and objectives.

CDW’s team of Healthcare Strategist will work directly with your organization to understand your existing Epic environment. All Epic environments and stamps will be analyzed during this assessment along with existing use cases, operations, business drivers, user distribution, and projected growth rates. Utilizing this data our Strategists will build a detailed Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis for the migration and a recommended migration strategy to minimize the impact to your employees, users and customers.

The Epic EHR on AWS Mobilization and Migration utilizes the chosen migration strategy that best fit your organizations requirements to ensure a seamless and efficient transition from on-prem to AWS. CDW’s Strategists and Engineers will engage with your internal teams to design and build a Well-Architected AWS environment that adheres to the highest industry standards of security, reliability, and scalability.  

Once the EPIC EHR on AWS environment is constructed, CDW’s skilled engineers will execute the migration in a structured manner. This phased approach will follow the agreed-upon project plan, designed to minimize disruptions and uphold the continuous functionality of your Epic EHR on AWS system.  

Throughout the migration process a rigorous testing and validation processes will be implemented to ensure the integrity of the data. CDW Strategists and Engineers will conduct comprehensive knowledge transfer sessions and provide detailed documentation to equip your organizations staff with the necessary skills to effectively manage the new AWS-based EPIC EHR environment.

This engagement will provide a POC environment for non-production epic environments, to allow customers to experience and evaluate Epic EHR on AWS.

Ready to take your Healthcare IT to the next level?

Let us help you get started.