Virginia Beach, VA, Franciscan Health Alliance, a regional health system with 12 hospitals and 20,000 full and part-time employees serving patients in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, is thrilled to announce the successful completion of its Epic EHR migration to the Azure cloud. This marks the culmination of a 16-month journey and a significant milestone in Franciscan Health’s comprehensive cloud strategy aimed at achieving scalability, resiliency, efficiency, enhanced security, optimized data access, and improved patient outcomes.

Following our previous announcement regarding the initiation of this ambitious project, Franciscan Health partnered with OptaFi, LLC and Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc., to make this vision a reality. OptaFi, a joint venture launched in 2022 between Sentara Healthcare and Infinite, spearheaded the architecture and design, built out of various Epic environments, install and configure of Epic software, historical data migration from existing hosting platform and the integration of various software components required for patient care. Throughout this extensive process, the dedicated team tackled and overcame numerous challenges, ensuring all quality and security measures were meticulously met. franciscan-health

“Completing this strategic move ensures Franciscan Health’s readiness for upcoming advancements in data engineering, AI, data analytics, cybersecurity, resiliency, and scalability,” said Charles Wagner, Franciscan Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer.

Infinite Chairman and OptaFi Board Member, Sanjay Govil, added, “Partnering with Franciscan Health on this migration while complimenting their other transformative initiatives showcases Infinites depth and breadth of our capabilities, and our commitment to client success.”

“Infinite and OptaFi teams worked tirelessly with Franciscan Health, Microsoft, Epic and other organizations to complete the migration.  It was not easy.  Very few healthcare providers have migrated from a remote third-party full-service host to Azure.  Sixteen months to successfully migrate both Epic and ancillary systems is incredible and would not have been possible without the collective pioneering spirit by all parties to get it done.”  said Scott Mayo, OptaFi CEO.

The success of this project was also recognized by HFS Research, an industry-leading analyst firm, which highlighted Infinite and OptaFi’s delivery on its promise of a real healthcare cloud. The HFS article emphasized the tangible outcomes and efficiency gains achieved through this migration, underscoring Infinite and OptaFi’s ability to set new standards for healthcare cloud transformations.

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About Franciscan Health Alliance –
Franciscan Health Alliance, a part of the Catholic healthcare ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, operates 12 hospitals and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. With over 20,000 employees, Franciscan Health serves Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, providing comprehensive, faith-based care. The organization is dedicated to improving community health through high-quality, compassionate care and innovative healthcare solutions, ensuring patients receive the best possible outcomes.

About OptaFi, LLC –
OptaFi, LLC is a joint venture launched in 2022 between Sentara Healthcare and Infinite Computer Solutions. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., OptaFi’s mission is to modernize healthcare environments with a secure, cloud-first, high-speed, and cost-controlled digital landscape. Designed by Healthcare for Healthcare, core services include:

  • EMR on Cloud (Azure, AWS, Hybrid Cloud adjacent) transitions and management
  • Healthcare enterprise data analytics platform build and management
  • Cloud HIPAA / NIST security framework build, manage and deploy
  • Cloud cost analysis and assessments (spend control and telemetry)

About Infinite Computer Solutions –
Infinite, founded by Sanjay Govil, is a global technology platform and solutions provider headquartered in Rockville, Md. The Company serves the following sectors: Healthcare, Telecom, Media, Technology, Banking & Financial Services/Payments, and Public Sector. With proprietary frameworks, platforms, accelerators, and domain experts, Infinite has been solving challenges for Fortune 1000 companies since 2001. Core service offerings include IT outsourcing, digital transformation, cloud migration services, application development management services, quality engineering and assurance, product & platform engineering, and infrastructure services.

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