The goal of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s (MFT) Hive program was to establish a unified electronic patient record for the entire population of Greater Manchester by replacing various departmental/specialist systems with a single patient solution.
The addition of a previously out-of-scope hospital midway through the programme required the Data Migration workstream to be restarted to incorporate additional source systems. MFT had reservations about the possibility of creating a single patient record without any duplication or loss of data, and they sought a reliable partner who could offer both personnel and products to ensure the successful creation of a single patient record for uploading into Epic.
Egress were engaged to provide a quality review of the legacy data ahead of the EPR procurement phase, which resulted in a strategy and several clear recommendations which MFT acted upon. Once the Trust selected EPIC as their EPR provider Egress were contracted to lead the Data Migration workstream, bringing together data from 10 hospital sites across Manchester comprising; of 4 PAS solutions and circa 60 clinical specialty applications.
Egress provided the capability and capacity to successfully manage the Data Migration workstream to extract, merge and transform data ready for loading into the target EPIC solution. Given the complex and disparate nature of the systems and organisations within this programme there were complex challenges around the merging of data sets as well as issues with source data quality owing to the age of some of the source applications. These were overcome using our Egress Advance data migration toolkit and methodology whereby we worked closely with the Supplier (EPIC) and key Trust users to identify appropriate solutions.