The visit took place in the week he launched his technology vision for the NHS, which stresses the importance of different systems talking to each other to support joined-up care.
EMIS Group is the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services and a pioneer of interoperability and secure data-sharing between different healthcare systems. Its software is used by healthcare professionals in over 10,000 organisations and it is the market leader in GP software, with a 56% share of the market.
Mr Hancock was joined on the visit to EMIS Group’s Rawdon office by local MP Stuart Andrew, who represents the Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough constituency.
EMIS Group’s chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon – a former GP – and Peter Southby, chief financial officer, hosted the visit. Dr O’Hanlon presented highlights of the company’s software and outlined forthcoming plans for innovation that are aligned with Matt Hancock’s vision of a technology-enabled health service.
Healthcare technology innovation is increasing, and the market is opening up to deliver more efficient, integrated care. EMIS Group plans to continue to be at the heart of this change.
Dr O’Hanlon said: “We were delighted to host the health secretary in the week of his technology announcement, and to show him some of the many live projects that are already delivering his vision of joined-up care.