Stalis enables successful data migration of more than 1,600,000 records to Cerner
Recently-merged Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has embarked on a large-scale data migration and archive project ensuring only accurate, valid and complete data is fed into the trust’s new electronic patient record (EPR) system for University Hospital Lewisham.
The trust went live with the Cerner Millennium EPR solution at the end of May.
It used Stalis’ CareXML as part of the migration, transforming and archiving approximately 950,000 patient records, 530,000 historic and future outpatient appointments, and 130,000 inpatient histories into a new consolidated EPR from Lewisham’s previous patient administration system. This was followed by the archiving of trust maternity and theatre data from the legacy systems.
The CareXML platform supports heath informatics professionals through the highly-complex process of extracting, cleansing and exporting data from any healthcare application onto the new live system while eliminating any duplicate records.
Elisa Steele, director of IT for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, said: “We recognised that the data migration was an integral part of our IT strategy in helping us to reduce data duplication within the local healthcare economy and improve access to patient records.”