Emis Health has partnered with Elemental Software in an effort to connect primary care to social prescribing data, with the aim of relieving pressure on GP surgeries and encouraging patients to take better control of their own health.
North Manchester Community Service has deployed Emis Mobile across its entire workforce, allowing staff to access patient data on the fly, update medical records in real-time and book patients in for appointments via a mobile device.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has managed to reduce waiting times for young patients with mental health problems, using an analytics-based electronic appointment booking system from Emis Health.
Emis has notified investors it expects to incur penalties “in the order of upper single digits of millions of pounds” after failing to meet unspecified contractual requirements in its GP Systems of Choice contract governing the supply of electronic patient record systems.
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Emis Health and TPP launched the London based study on 2 May that connects The Orchard Practice’s Emis Web with Hillingdon Diabetes Service’s SystmOne.
Digital Health’s GP columnist Dr Neil Paul is worried about the proliferation of local shared record schemes, creating multiple data ponds and boundary problems, he argues patients would be better served by a national summary care record that put them in control.
iPatient has been approved as the first patient facing software available under the GP Systems of Choice contracts.
The NHS North West Surrey CCG is adding an electronic document management supplier to its integrated care hubs.
Emis Health has announced an update to its Emis Web clinical system that will allow it to interoperate with any third party supplier conforming to a published set of open application interfaces.
This week’s industry round-up focuses on news from the primary care sector, including contracts for prescribing software and the use of tablet computers by GPs.