The full scale of EMIS Web’s impact was revealed at the EMIS National User Group conference in Nottingham today (3 October 2013) with the news that over 4 million consultations are now recorded on EMIS Web every week.
Mulgrave Road Surgery in Sutton, Surrey became the 3,000th EMIS Web practice when it upgraded from EMIS PCS earlier this week.
Neil Laycock, Managing Director of EMIS, said: “This time last year, 1000 practices were using EMIS Web. To triple that figure in just twelve months is fantastic. It is testament to the hard work that has gone into developing an innovative system that not only helps GPs provide the very best care, but also connects whole healthcare economies.”
For the first time, the conference includes a separate community, child and mental health stream - reflecting the growing use of EMIS Web by other healthcare professionals.
Hosted by Martin Bell, Director of EMIS's new Community Children's and Mental Health division, it featured presentations from organisations that are using EMIS Web to share patient data in areas such as community nursing and child mental health. Organisations presenting included Bromley Healthcare, Greater Glasgow Health Board and physiotherapy provider Connect Physical Health.
At last year's conference EMIS announced the launch of EMIS Mobile - a version of EMIS Web that gives clinicians working across primary care access to patient records via any tablet device, on and offline. From this week EMIS Mobile will feature even more functionality. For the first time users will be able to:
- View QOF alerts
- Add prescriptions to patient records
- View documents and attachments
- Receive patient alerts
- Assign tasks to other users in the organisation
Dr Shaun O’Hanlon, Chief Clinical Information Officer at EMIS, said: “EMIS Mobile was a UK first – enabling clinicians to access their clinical records system from all major tablet devices.
“Since its launch, we’ve been working closely with users to ensure functionality continues to match the technology in terms of innovation. These latest additions were top of the list in terms of making clinicians’ lives easier, helping to enhance efficiency and ultimately helping to improve patient care.”