April newsletter 2021

Check out the latest EMIS news, from exciting upcoming webinars to hearing from one of the EMIS Partner of the Year award winners.

Unlocking potential for local cardiology service with EMIS Web

Hear from The Community Cardiology Service (TCCS) and how it embraced EMIS Web to improve patient safety and service resilience. By implementing their own instance of EMIS Web, TCCS are able to benefit from viewing a patient’s full care record as well as the ability to work remotely, a key feature throughout the pandemic. Check out their full story here.

Webinar: Reducing the dermatology backlog with Cinapsis SmartReferrals

In March, health secretary Matt Hancock announced that £5 million will be made available across 28 CCGs and 7 hospital Trusts to purchase equipment, training and digital technology to accelerate the diagnosis of skin conditions (including potential cancers). During this free webinar, our panelists will discuss their experience using Cinapsis SmartReferrals, a secure and fully integrated clinical communication platform to work closely together and reduce the dermatology backlog across an Integrated Care System. Register your place to join us Wednesday 20th May 12:45 - 13:45

Ardens: EMIS Partner of the Year 2021 for COVID Customer Champion

COVID-19 escalated the need for practices to have quick and easy access to high quality resources that aligned with rapidly changing guidance. Our Partner Ardens stepped up to the mark, building a suite of continually updated resources to help healthcare teams manage COVID-19 – and then they released them entirely free of charge. Take a look at their winning story here

Empowering patients with the EMIS App Library

Empower patients to be more involved in their own care by recommending assessed apps directly from within EMIS Web with the EMIS App Library. The EMIS App Library is free to use and is available to all General Practices in England using EMIS Web. Find out more about the EMIS App Library here

Upcoming events

Come join us at our upcoming virtual events, click on the links below for more info and to register. 

Scottish National User Group Members Day

Register to join the SNUG members day and join director for Scotland, Evelyn Chalk who will be presenting a workshop on ‘Delivering Efficiency in Healthcare to Scotland’.

Wednesday 26th May from 09:00

Urgent and Emergency Care Conference

We're excited to be sponsoring the Urgent and Emergency Care Conference 2021. Register your place now and join clinical director, Haidar Samiei as he discusses the impract the rollout of NHS 111 First has had on reducing pressures on urgent and emergency care.

Tuesday 22nd - Wednesday 23rd June

In the news

This month our chief product officer - digital & analytics, Alex Eavis sat down with FutureScot to discuss the capabilities of the EMIS-X Analytics platform in primary care and the exciting potential cloud computing offers for improving patient outcomes in Scotland. Read the full article here

Product updates

Community care

Bed Management module coming soon

Bed Management is a real challenge for our customers who operate bedded or inpatient units. Ensuring that patient flow is managed in the most efficient way from admission to discharge is key to delivering high-quality care. Our new Bed Management module will be available in EMIS Web 9.13 onwards, with the early adopter process for the 9.13 under way and general release expected in June. Keep an eye out for more info over the coming months. 

EMIS Mobile

EMIS Mobile 6.0 is expected to be available from mid-May. The next release of EMIS Mobile on iOS will deliver a cleaner, more intuitive user experience designed for use on Smartphones, not just tablets – making it easier than ever for our customers to use EMIS Mobile in the field. We’ve designed this in collaboration with our customers throughout, and we’re looking forward to following up with smartphone support for Android devices as part of our roadmap.

A new 'Take a Photo' feature has also been introduced which will allow users to take up to three photos during a consultation and add them to the patient record. This will support more detailed consultation, higher quality care and enable new workflows for our customers.

Primary care

Patient Access

The team have been working on a number of enhancements:

  • The “lock release time” is now shown to users who are locked out of their account due to an incorrect password and/ or memorable word. This will prevent this “locked” time being extended unnecessarily and unknowingly by users.
  • We have made changes to the discoverability of Marketplace services, enabling users to customise what services they are shown or offered.
  • Within Marketplace, we have made a clear distinction between GP and Non GP services.
  • We have introduced a “£” icon against services that offer paid appointments, making it crystal clear which services are offered free of charge and which aren’t.
  • Repeat medication orders are now distinguished from “Recent Orders” and “Archived Orders”, further simplifying the management of medications.

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