Accenture and Microsoft to Assist Mount Sinai Health System on Five-Year Transformation Journey to Cloud
The migration to Microsoft Azure could deliver millions in savings
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) will assist the Mount Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai) with its transition to the cloud to help enable innovation at a much faster pace. By modernizing its infrastructure, Mount Sinai will be able to reinvest cost-savings and focus on its healthcare mission.
Accenture will collaborate with New York City’s largest academic medical system to help devise and securely execute its strategic cloud migration of clinical applications, including its Epic electronic health records system. Microsoft will provide quality assurance throughout this landmark academic center’s Azure migration process. Accenture, together with Avanade, its joint venture with Microsoft, will help lead the development and implementation of the underlying Azure architecture on which the solution is being built. In addition, Accenture will provide hybrid cloud managed services post migration. The managed services will include around-the-clock server management and support for migrated workloads; storage and backup operations; database support; and automation and analytics.
Mount Sinai is building on its ongoing innovation efforts using artificial intelligence within clinical care and research. For example, its Mount Sinai Clinical Intelligence Center is focused on finding ways to use digital tools to fight COVID-19. This strategic migration to Microsoft Azure will further expand MSHS’ continued mission to bring AI-enabled products from bench to bedside.
“We are reinforcing our commitment to innovation to support our mission by working with Accenture and Microsoft — two technology and cloud leaders – to improve the agility and the modernization of our technology estate,” said Kristin Myers, executive vice president, chief information officer, dean for Information Technology (IT), Mount Sinai Health System. “This will serve as the bedrock for creating new solutions and responding to advancing clinical, research and technology needs.”
“Mount Sinai is a world-class academic medical system that continuously pushes the boundaries of innovation through education and research and modernizing its infrastructure on Microsoft Azure will expand its ability to enhance patient engagement, empower health team collaboration, improve clinical informatics and realize operational efficiencies all on our secure cloud,” said Patty Obermaier, vice president, US Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft. “We are honored to work with Mount Sinai, Accenture and Avanade to facilitate Mount Sinai’s migration to the cloud.”
Rich Birhanzel, global industry health lead at Accenture added: “We are delighted to be teaming with our Avanade colleagues and Microsoft to help Mount Sinai build a secure and scalable enterprise estate in Azure to help strengthen its data-driven capabilities. With a modernized cloud operating model, Mount Sinai will redirect funding to strategic and innovative programs, while supporting the reskilling and repositioning of resources to a more modern way of working and ultimately for the benefit of its patients.”
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About the Mount Sinai Health System
Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.
Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in 4 out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.