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Managing Electronic Health Records with Epic, IBM FlashSystem, and IBM Spectrum Sentinel Blueprint Version 1 Release 1



Published on 09 August 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460737
ISBN-13: 9780738460734
IBM Form #: REDP-5687-00

Authors: IBM

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    The information in this blueprint is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem® for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution. It describes the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem and its parameters.

    This document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that hosts the EHR application. To complete these tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem and Epic applications.

    The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM FlashSystem storage devices are supported and entitled, and where the issues are not specific to a blueprint implementation.

    This blueprint provides the following information:

    • A solutions architecture and the related solution configuration information.
    • Detailed technical configuration steps for configuring IBM FlashSystem.
    • Server configuration details for IRIS database and Epic applications.

    This technical report does not :

    • Provide performance analysis from a user perspective
    • Replace any official manuals and documents that are issued by IBM
    • Explain the installation and configuration of IRIS and Epic applications

    Table of Contents

    About this document

    Executive summary



    Getting started: Epic EHR solution with IBM FlashSystem

    Typical Epic configuration

    Lab setup



    Appendix A: Epic hardware platform sizing process

    Appendix B: FlashSystem configuration using CLI

    Appendix C: Configuration of Linux on x86 server

    Appendix D: Performance Results and Monitoring


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