Virtustream Healthcare Cloud

Built for Healthcare. Designed for Transformation.

Improve patient care with new digital services while modernizing infrastructure, reducing costs, and delivering the highest standards of availability, security, and compliance.

Customer Challenges

Healthcare providers rely on EHR platforms to provide clinicians and patients a more structured, evidence-based approach to care. Additionally, like all mission critical enterprise applications, fully capable EHR solutions can be big and difficult to manage, and often demand rigorous SLAs for both availability and performance that not many cloud providers can accommodate. EHR platforms traditionally run on complex, costly infrastructure -- requiring a long-term commitment to ongoing optimization and forcing IT to accommodate sometimes frequent software upgrades which can trigger unplanned hardware upgrades. The solution? A healthcare cloud specifically designed to handle the critical nature of your I/O intensive applications.

A Healthcare Cloud

Virtustream lets healthcare providers modernize health IT environments in a HIPAA/HITECH-compliant cloud purpose-built for mission-critical enterprise applications. Virtustream Healthcare Cloud is designed for the applications that matter most – the most capable and modern EHR solutions. With Virtustream Healthcare Cloud, healthcare providers can improve quality of care by expanding EHR usage and launching new patient engagement systems and precision health platforms—all with cloud-based architectures that maintain the security of protected health information (PHI) and reduce operational cost while enabling healthcare delivery organizations to leverage:

  • Empowered Speed and Agility. Pre-configured templates, rapid provision, and faster response to changing market conditions.
  • Reduced Complexity. Automated self-service and standardized, SLA driven managed services with the ability to run more than EHR platforms.
  • Cost Efficiency. Leveraging economies of scale and shifting capital expenditure (CAPEX) to operational expenditure (OPEX).
  • Enhanced Scalability. Providing an architecture with scale up or scale out capabilities and on-demand capacity.

End-to-End Security and Compliance

Only the highest security standards are acceptable for healthcare application delivery and data management. Above and beyond the obvious concerns for their patients’ privacy, healthcare organizations need to know that their applications and data are extremely secure. Patient records contain protected health information (PHI) that must be secured. That’s why Virtustream security protocols, compliance frameworks, and certifications include

  • Defense in-depth security: Role-based access control, multi-factor authentication, encryption of data at rest, in motion, and in use, vulnerability scanning and risk protection, log management, and a full suite of managed security services.
  • Industry compliances: Enables compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), as well as similar frameworks for specific countries or regions.

HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum - 
How Virtustream Handles Trust

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Novant Health Transforms IT with Virtustream Cloud Solutions

Novant Health, a leading U.S. Healthcare Provider, has undertaken one of industry’s largest Epic EHR cloud migrations with Virtustream Healthcare Cloud and xStreamCare Services. Download our recent customer success story, 'Novant Health - A Year Later...', to get an abridged view of the challenges and benefits Novant Health saw during their first year in the cloud, in addition to several of their timeline elements.

Mission-Critical EHR Checklist

Virtustream Healthcare Cloud is purpose-built from the ground up to support mission-critical healthcare applications with infrastructure availability SLAs up to 99.999%, which is less than 6 minutes of unplanned downtime a year. Virtustream Healthcare Cloud also offers business continuity with the option to add disaster recovery as needed. Virtustream also provides optional 24x7, comprehensive managed services so that providers can offload the time-consuming tasks of managing day-to-day IT operations, and focus on innovations to improve patient care.

Healthcare Cloud Podcast

Click below to listen to an in-depth, 2-part podcast on the latest cloud trends and developments for the healthcare IT space, including the growing interest to migrate Epic and other mission-critical applications to the cloud. Bruce Hall, president of TechVision Consulting, sits down with Virtustream’s Dr. Tim Calahan, Director of Healthcare Product Strategy & Management, and Tim Nash, Senior Director of Healthcare Sales.

Dr Tim Calahan And Tim Nash - Virtustream Healthcare Cloud Part I

Dr Tim Calahan And Tim Nash - Virtustream Healthcare Cloud Part II

Corporate Memberships


Virtustream is a proud member of HIMSS, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. Together we are innovating and creating the wave of change, transforming the landscape of Health IT. The Virtustream Healthcare Cloud improves patient care with new digital services while modernizing infrastructure, reducing costs, and delivering the highest standards of availability, security, and compliance.


The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders, proudly sponsored by Virtustream. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care throughout the communities they serve.

Transform with Enterprise-Class Virtustream Healthcare Cloud

Virtustream provides the speed for deployment, scalability, and economics that helps healthcare organizations transform their IT environments and embrace the digital age.

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