Sentara Healthcare manages demands of Epic EHR with remote hosting

Healthcare IT News

Bill Siwicki

Sentara Healthcare, a health system based in Norfolk, Virginia, uses an Epic electronic health record that connects its 12 hospitals and various clinics on the same platform. This has enabled clinicians to access and exchange patient records more quickly.

"Epic is presented to clinicians via a presentation layer, which is purely web-based and allows seamless integration with existing EHR products," explained Matthew Douglas, chief enterprise architect at Sentara Healthcare. "We previously deployed our presentation layer through Citrix XenApp, which had a physical infrastructure, making it hard to upgrade and maintain."

THE PROBLEM

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