Louisiana is home to a statewide healthcare system serving its residents called LCMC Health. The company is the parent corporation of Children’s Hospital, Touro Infirmary, University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, New Orleans East Hospital, and West Jefferson Medical Center.
UMC is the state’s largest teaching hospital that was opened in 2015 after several years and a $1.1 billion price tag. Before the hospital officially opened, they had to deploy and test a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure in a tight, three-month timeline.
In an effort to make the new infrastructure as effective as possible, UMC partnered with electronic health records (EHR) company Sapphire Health, data management company NetApp, and CMA Technology to implement Epic electronic medical records (EMRs).