From today, NHS trusts and healthcare organisations have access to a one-stop solution for consolidating their data in readiness for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, in partnership with web science company FlyingBinary, has released the Analytics Private Health Data Vault service to the G-Cloud 9 digital marketplace.
The service, based on the Commvault Clinical Archive, addresses data management on both the clinical and business sides of healthcare in a single platform. It combines market leading automation and orchestration capabilities, enterprise data management and cutting edge search and analytics. As a result, providers can decommission legacy picture archiving and communications (PACS) systems into a single data management platform, while making legacy data accessible to new PACS solutions and available for bulk migration. The service has been created utilising FlyingBinary’s security accreditations under the G-Cloud framework.
With one year to go until GDPR comes into force, organisations are under pressure to ensure the data they hold is GDPR-compliant. In the NHS, this is particularly difficult due to the numbers of discrete systems used: a typical NHS trust hosts between 350 and 500 different stand-alone applications, all holding patient data. Not only does this mean that patient data is stored in many different places and formats, it also means that even when legacy systems are no longer in use, they cannot be decommissioned for compliance reasons until the data they hold is removed. This comes at a cost to NHS trusts.
A fundamental pillar for GDPR compliance is the identification and classification of data. Commvault is a specialist in data migration and FlyingBinary has created the Analytics Private Health Data Vault service, launching on G-Cloud 9, to use this specialism to give NHS trusts the tools they need to become GDPR compliant. More than this, by using the service, trusts and healthcare organisations will be able to make more effective clinical decisions based on data to improve patient care.
John Gladstone, EMEA Healthcare Practice Lead at Commvault says: “There is a world-wide desire in healthcare to share data and make better data-driven decisions. Currently, NHS trusts and healthcare organisations hold data in hundreds of stand-alone systems, creating silos of data in many different formats. The Analytics Private Health Data Vault service brings together this data into one golden source to address the challenges of GDPR regulation.
“Along with our partners, FlyingBinary, we have made the service available on G-Cloud 9, providing a one-stop shop for NHS Trusts to consolidate their data to become GDPR compliant. It is the first step towards detangling the data held by healthcare organisations.
G-Cloud 9 is FlyingBinary’s ninth framework award, having been listed on the Government Cloud Digital Marketplace since its inception. FlyingBinary’s goal has always been to bring transformative cloud services to the public sector.
Dr Jacqui Taylor, FlyingBinary’s CEO says: “We are in a world where companies of all sizes use their data to gain actionable insights to transform their businesses, maximise opportunities and build new products and services. Traditionally the public sector has lagged in its use of cutting-edge systems, especially in healthcare. We have built this new G-Cloud service based on Commvault’s Clinical Archive. It is a key component of our cloud service for NHS trusts, to give them the transformation tools they need to become data-driven organisations, as well as providing a significant step towards GDPR compliance. Unlocking the data held by the NHS is key to improving efficiencies and better patient care.”
Originally published by GDPR.Report.