EMIS Health at #NUG16

26 Sep 2016

Last week we were at the EMIS National User Group (EMIS NUG) for primary care in Nottingham, meeting EMIS Web users from across the country, sharing best practice and new product developments.

With over 400 delegates across the two days, the conference was the busiest it's been for five years - with hundreds of healthcare professionals learning EMIS Web hints and tips from super users and our system experts, as well as hearing about new product developments and our future plans. 

(Left) Matt Murphy, EMIS Health managing director for primary, community and commissioning. (Right) Dr Michael Smith and Dr John Horton, Haverstock Healthcare

Conference highlights 

Both days were packed full of a variety of sessions, led by EMIS Web super users, industry experts - including Beverley Bryant, director of digital transformation at NHS Digital - and our system experts which ran across four streams. Highlights included: 

Making things easier, improving lives and joining things up

Our managing director for primary, community and commissioning - Matt Murphy - gave our EMIS Health update where he shared stories from some of our super users who are saving hundreds of clinical hours managing long-term conditions, boosting QOF scores and saving lives through implementing templates, protocols and concepts for conditions like sepsis.

KerPlunk, Lego and the Marshmallow Challenge 

Throughout both days there were a host of interesting (and entertaining!) sessions from a variety of EMIS Web super users. Haverstock Healthcare's session on Thursday morning proved to be an educational, and rather unusual, session. Sharing how we can overcome the challenges and make the most of the opportunities created via the new models of primary care, Dr Michael Smith and Dr John Horton demonstrated these points through interactive challenges, including the Marshmallow Challenge, KerPlunk, Lego and several Toy Story references too! 


Dr Simon Bowers and Kate Warriner from the Healthy Liverpool Programme gave an inspiring talk about digital transformation, encouraging all healthcare professionals to become digital leaders in their organisation. One of their most interesting take-away ideas from the session was to 'not start conversations with our Speedos on'. Simon explained how healthcare professionals need to stop leading conversations with job titles and positions - or Speedo badges - and instead focus on sharing ideas and learnings that can help fuel a digital revolution. 

Electronic prescribing on the move 

Dr Bhupinder Kohli from Newham CCG transported us to the future, sharing what a paperless practice will look like in 2020, and how he's working in paper-free ways already. Bhupinder also shared how with innovative, digital ways of working, he's not only able to work with less paper, but also work remotely too - including completing electronic prescriptions in the car whilst on his way to the conference! 

Helping patients help themselves 

Our Patient Access product manager, Tim East, ran a session in partnership with iHealth Labs to share how apps, wearable tech and personal health records are evolving, and how clinicians can help give patients the right tools to be able to be more involved in and take control of their own health. 

These are just a few of the sessions from the conference - watch recordings of these sessions and more via the EMIS NUG website (only available to EMIS NUG members).

Our training and support zone #emiswebsmart

Throughout both days, our training and support experts were on hand to provide #emiswebsmart help and advice, answer questions and tailor training based on what kind of learner delegates were. Fancy taking our quiz to find out what kind of learner you are? 

Take the quiz (only available to EMIS Web primary care users) 

Didn't make it to the conference? 

Recordings of the sessions are available online for all EMIS NUG members.

We're also exhibiting at lots of other events over the next few weeks. Take a look at where we'll be next.