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Egress Group acquires Stalis to offer data management to healthcare providers

6 February 2024
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Leamington Spa-based data management company Egress Group has acquired Stalis, based in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, a specialist in healthcare data migration and archiving solutions. Together, the two companies have a unique offering for the healthcare sector, providing complete, end-to-end data management services and solutions.

The acquisition combines more than half a century’s experience working on large-scale, complex, multi-system healthcare change programmes. Stalis is best known as a leading supplier of data migration and data quality expertise, as well as archiving solutions, in this sector. Egress Group’s delivers multiple, healthcare system integration and interoperability programmes.

Together, the two companies will offer a unique proposition to the healthcare sector – true, end-to-end data management services and solutions, from strategic reviews and readiness assessments, data migration, system integration, archiving and data quality, through to advanced analytics for proactive and predictive care.

Recent projects Stalis include West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

Egress Group has significant system integration and interoperability experience, proven in a number of recent NHS transformation programmes. These include East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s move to Cerner and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust’s Epic implementation.

Kate Bryan, Managing Director at Stalis, said: “This is an incredibly exciting next chapter for Stalis, which we believe will offer significant opportunities and very real benefits for our customers and also for all of our employees.

"We have been in business for 40 years under the same ownership, so this is a considerable change for us. But, when we met Joe and the Egress team, it was obvious we all shared the same commitment to the healthcare sector, really wanting to make a difference to providers, their teams and, ultimately, the people they care for. Our company cultures are also a great fit, which was really important to us.

"The NHS faces many challenges and data is one of the keys to unlocking real service transformation and innovation in care delivery. But those decisions and changes are only going to be as good as the data they are based upon. As a team, we understand this and will continue to support healthcare organisations to achieve complete data confidence throughout what are complex and challenging system change programmes.”

Joe Rooke, CEO at Egress Group, added: “The opportunity presented by combining the experience and track record of both Egress and Stalis is really special. Together, we can offer healthcare organisations true, end-to-end data management expertise, which, we believe, is a unique proposition and one that will be incredibly beneficial.

“Data migration and system integration are often dealt with as separate workstreams during major system change programmes, but that creates problems, increases risk, duplicates effort and may not deliver a coherent outcome. Approaching all those data objectives with one strategy and one vision is the way forward and, together, we can deliver that.

“Kate, and the Stalis team, are a natural complement to our own organisation and staff. We share common values and company cultures, with like-minded individuals all passionate about what they do and the industries we work with.”

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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