What You Should Know:
– Geisinger has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its strategic cloud provider and will transition its entire digital portfolio of more than 400 applications and numerous workflows to AWS.
– The project will be one of the largest electronic health record (EHR) cloud migrations to AWS to date, expected to enable life-saving technologies and save Geisinger several million annually.
Geisinger’s Cloud Migration to AWS
The decision comes after a detailed multi-year review and selection process that identified transitioning to AWS will assist Geisinger in saving several million annually after implementation is completed – cost savings that can be used to make investments that support Geisinger’s mission to make better health easier.
In addition to the significant cost savings, Geisinger’s cloud migration to AWS will enable the healthcare system to develop new, innovative technological advancements in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning and more that will help improve access to and quality of care. It will also enable teams to create workflow efficiencies for employees to increase productivity while streamlining and simplifying daily work. As part of the effort, Geisinger has also committed to comprehensive cloud skills training for the vast majority of its 24,000 employees. Training is already underway with many Geisinger employees, and the training will be ongoing over the next five years.
“This is more than migrating applications to the cloud,” said John Kravitz, Geisinger’s chief information officer. “We know that rapidly evolving technology, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, can help save lives. Not to mention that this will make our staff more agile and responsive so they can spend more time at the bedside, where our patients need them most.”