EMIS Health to support staff at leading NHS Trust to work smarter

06 Apr 2016

EMIS Health has been awarded a contract to provide Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (‘Leeds and York’) with a new intranet platform, enabling staff to share information easily and allow for organisational growth.

Leeds and York’s vision is to make their intranet the primary source of information and collaboration for all staff with up to date and relevant content. Their existing 2007 SharePoint site is now out of date and they needed a robust, modern and scalable platform that would grow with the trust’s organisational changes.

EMIS Health will help the trust migrate data from the existing platform, and to design and help maintain the new intranet. A leading healthcare software provider, EMIS Health has comprehensive experience providing such platforms to the NHS. 

“We were looking for a provider that not only had the experience in building scalable SharePoint platforms, but also had healthcare sector experience – which EMIS Health has.”

Steven Hunter, digital communications (projects) manager

Steven Hunter, digital communications (projects) manager at the trust, said: “We want to make our intranet the first place staff goes to for all their information needs, for sharing best practice and to collaborate on projects and ideas.  We were looking for a provider that not only had the experience in building scalable SharePoint platforms, but also had healthcare sector experience – which EMIS Health has. We are looking forward to working with them so that our staff can see the benefits of a modern SharePoint intranet.”

Bettina Fitt, commercial and products director of secondary care at EMIS Health, commented “Our healthcare systems aim to easily share patient data across all economies to lead to more joined up care. The systems that staff uses internally are just as important to help make this happen – sharing and working collaboratively will lead to greater change and ultimately help the staff at Leeds and York work smarter.”