EMIS welcomes interoperability milestone

12 Aug 2013

EMIS today welcomed the news that TPP has signed a landmark five-year contract to share SystmOne patient data with the wider NHS community via Healthcare Gateway Ltd’s MIG platform.

The contract means that, for the first time, all three major GP system suppliers in the UK can securely share patient data – with consent – benefiting NHS efficiency and patient care.

Neil Laycock, Managing Director of EMIS, said: “I welcome today’s news, which marks the beginning of a new era for interoperability in healthcare computing.

“The ability to securely share such a wide repository of patient data will deliver significant benefits for the NHS.

“As we have seen from our existing work with Healthcare Gateway, data-sharing means clinicians can deliver safer and more efficient care. For patients, it gives confidence that their care is fully informed at every point in the healthcare journey – whether in the GP surgery, community or hospital setting.”

He added: “This is also very good news for GPs working in areas with mixed system configurations, who can be confident that this is no longer a barrier to delivering truly joined-up patient care.”