Key Advisory Services
Huntzinger works with organizations to develop a strategy and executable plan to move appropriate computing to the cloud. Considerations include what is appropriate for the cloud, scalability, reliability, security, cost, managing multiple cloud service providers, and the risk of switching environments. Huntzinger addresses these challenges using a comprehensive methodology that includes:
- Definition of common nomenclature for flavors of cloud computing and where each is appropriate
- An analysis of applications and supporting infrastructure
- Determine application readiness to move to a form of cloud computing
- Determine scalability requirements
- Identify what should remain in the on-premise data center (or co-location site)
- Impact on cost, security, and existing staff
- Establish a governance process to drive business decisions and defined objectives
Develop a strategy and executable plan to move appropriate computing to the cloud.
Huntzinger partners with healthcare organizations to perform a comprehensive assessment and develop a roadmap to guide the organization through the move to cloud-based services. We engage and customize our tools and templates to meet the specific needs of the client. The assessment has two phases that are done in parallel, Cloud Foundation and Application Readiness, followed by execution:
The highly regarded professionals at Huntzinger were retained to perform IT strategic and technical assessment services. Their experience and proven approach was valuable in quickly creating a roadmap to improvements within our organization.
Laura Smith, VP & CIO
Unity Point Health
Huntzinger really partnered well with our team to push us where we needed a push. It was refreshing to work with a partner that was direct, honest and truthful about our condition (to include the recommendations for remediation), rather than tell us what we want to hear to secure the next contract. We rely on the hard truth to make things better.
Scott Arnold, Senior VP & CIO
Tampa General Hospital
Huntzinger's findings were extremely well documented. They gave us an IT roadmap of areas we need to currently address as we prepare for system selection and implementation.
Jim Cole, President and CEO
Virginia Hospital Center
Working with Huntzinger was seamless and they were very responsive and knowledgeable. We tended to forget that they weren't employees by the end of their work. They embedded themselves with our culture quite well.
Sherri Turcotte, Director of Clinical Informatics
Central Maine Healthcare
We have used Huntzinger for several project implementations. They were always quick to adapt to our ever-changing environment, driving our projects to successful completions.
Jeff Futterman, CIO
Huntzinger's role in our big-bang implementation was central to our success. We benefited from the best practices established through their experience working with many other healthcare systems. And when a problem came up, Huntzinger would let us know if it was expected — or if it was an unexpected issue that we should hold the vendor accountable to correct.
Denis Tanquay, CIO
Central Maine Healthcare
Huntzinger assisted us in developing a detailed IT roadmap to consolidate our applications suite and structure our IT organization more efficiently to better meet the business objectives of the organization. Their resources are seasoned professionals that have enabled us to accomplish more and enabled improved thought processes in challenging situations. We have realized tremendous value from our relationship with the Huntzinger team.
Jon Burns, Senior VP & CIO
University of Maryland Medical System