West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust selects Stalis to enable a quality-assured data migration


Company to oversee migration from iEXPRESS PAS to Cerner Millennium

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned Stalis to provide its tried-and-tested data migration tools and services to support a safe and timely project migrating data from its existing iEXPRESS PAS to Cerner Millennium.

Based on Stalis’ robust and secure CareXML platform, the project will include the migration of PAS, A&E, Alerts and RTT data from the existing iEXPRESS system into Cerner Millennium. Data will also be migrated from other legacy systems including Medifusion and EPRO.

Stalis will provide a secure and accessible historic archive of non-migrated data, meaning minimal data transfer, which will further mitigate risks and timescales. Stalis will also provide data quality assessment and strategies for cleansing as well as trial load and Go Live support.

The CareXML platform supports heath informatics professionals through the highly-complex process of extracting, cleansing, transforming and exporting data from any healthcare application onto the new system while eliminating any duplicate records.

Nick McDonnell, chief information officer at the trust, said: “We were relieved to discover that Stalis had the skills and services to support us for our transformation to Millennium.

“Their experience is already showing through - assisting us with data migration strategy decisions that are both practical and meet the requirements of the organisation and the project.”

Andrew Meiner, managing director at Stalis, added: “Our extensive expertise and experience in healthcare means we provide NHS organisations with confidence that their staff are working from the best and most-complete information, whether they are clinicians making decisions about patient care, managers monitoring performance against contracts, or service improvement managers investing in reorganisation and change management.”

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CareXML is designed to provide a patient-centric view of data from wherever it is collected in operational systems. The structure of the Integrated Care Record, along with the Care Record Browser, supports data migration and as a by-product, provides a full historic archive.