UMass Memorial Selects Informatica As A Key Component Of Five-Year Application Modernization Program

Leading Healthcare System Reduces Risk of New Application Implementations with Informatica Data Migration Foundation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 15, 2011 -  News Facts:
  • Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts, is using Informatica EMR Data Migration Foundation as a key component of its Cornerstone initiative, which is the name given to the five-year, $140M effort to replace clinical and financial applications throughout the health system’s five hospitals and dozens of ambulatory care facilities.
  • The multi-year Cornerstone initiative is aimed at overhauling UMass Memorial’s core operational and clinical applications, including replacing financial systems, implementing new inpatient clinical systems, continuing the rollout of an enterprise-wide ambulatory electronic health records, and implementing a clinical data repository platform to aggregate and share clinical information within and between care organizations.
  • UMass Memorial selected Informatica for its proven ability to reduce the risks inherent in core application modernization overhauls – ensuring that only trusted data is migrated minimizing negative impacts to existing clinical workflows, and ensuring clinicians have ready access to complete and valid patient records.
  • Specifically, Informatica provides UMass Memorial with a systematic data migration methodology and comprehensive data integration and data quality platform that:
    • Simplifies access to disparate source systems.
    • Automates discovery of data quality issues long before trying to load.
    • Standardizes, de-duplicates and prepares legacy data for new system and process.
    • Transforms into target load specification, including all versions of the HL7 standard.
  • The efficient and repeatable migration process enabled by Informatica:
    • Substantially reduces the risk of time and cost overruns.
    • Is reusable across UMass Memorial’s multiple migration projects.
    • Accelerates project delivery.
  • UMass Memorial began using Informatica to profile existing sources of clinical data and put in place data quality rules that have been instrumental in ensuring the quality of data being migrated from legacy applications to new systems is done in an accurate, reliable manner.
  • UMass Memorial is now using Informatica to support the migration of 4.9M patients contained in five legacy registration applications to a single, enterprise registration system. This involves analyzing, harmonizing and migrating more than 20 years of patient demographic and insurance information stored in UMass Memorial’s existing MEDITECH systems.

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Supporting Quotes

  • “We’re taking five years and spending more than $100M to overhaul our clinical and financial systems, and migrating selected data from our legacy applications to the new systems is a significant area of risk,” said Karen Marhefka, Associate CIO for Cornerstone Initiatives, UMass Memorial Health Care. “Informatica is a key to helping mitigate this risk and is a critical component of ensuring the success of our new enterprise application strategy. With Informatica, we are able to fully analyze all the data to be migrated, apply rules to ensure the quality of the data we do choose to move, and then move large volumes of data, reliably and efficiently, which was not possible before implementing the Informatica solution.”
  • “In healthcare, availability of trusted data is more than just business-critical, it’s life-critical,” said Scott Harper, vice president, Healthcare Solutions, Informatica. “A migration gone wrong can add months to the time required to implement a new application, or create dangerous gaps in patient clinical data if errors are not detected. Given that 80% of data migration projects fail or overrun, the risks are real. Through a combination of proven best practices, a comprehensive data integration platform and years of migration experience, Informatica decreases the risk of missing critical delivery deadlines and increases the new systems’ effectiveness and adoption early on.”

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