Michigan Medicine Innovating With Cloud Transformation

Michigan Medicine CTO Dr Tim Calahan on how the Organisation is Implementing a Cloud Transformation, Moving its Epic Systems off-prem for key Benefits

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and part of one of the world’s leading universities, Michigan Medicine is a premier, highly ranked academic medical centre and award-winning health care system with state-of-the-art facilities.

As its CTO Tim Calahan explains, as such a top-tier academic institution Michigan Medicine has the ability to significantly move the needle, not just for people within the State of Michigan, but throughout the world.

One key area Michigan Medicine will be focusing on in this transformation is the moving of its Epic infrastructure to the cloud. As Calahan describes, the decision to host healthcare records software Epic in the cloud when he was working at EMC was at the time controversial. 

“Epic at the time were actually telling their customers they had to stay on-prem,” Calahan says. “So we were able to provide some very innovative solutions in terms of how to move Epic out of the data centre. 

“What brought me to the role here is Michigan Medicine has a strong desire to modernise their infrastructure, modernise how they do business and leverage cloud much more heavily and distinctly than they do today. We've been hard at work in mapping out what that would look like here for Michigan Medicine and we're just now beginning to start that journey ourselves of moving workloads to the cloud.”​​​​​​​

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