IT firm snaps up health data specalist

Egress office

A Warwick-based firm has acquired health data migration specialist Stalis to improve its ability to offer data management expertise to healthcare providers.

Egress has purchased Stalis as it looks to offer a new proposition to the healthcare sector. The new group will provide end-to-end data management services and solutions, from reviews and assessments, data migration, system integration, archiving and data quality, through to advanced analytics for proactive and predictive care.

Both firms are already working with the NHS to ensure it has “complete data confidence” when improving care outcomes for patience.

Midlands law firm Wilkes played a role in facilitating this transaction.

Joe Rooke, CEO of Egress Group, said: “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 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.”

Stalis will continue to operate as Stalis, with a complete focus on healthcare. No organisational changes are planned and all the senior leadership team, including Kate Bryan as MD, are remaining in post.

Kate Bryan, managing director at Stalis, commented: “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 important to us.”