Jeremy Hunt visits EMIS Health technology revolution

15 Jan 2016

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited EMIS Health to learn more about the software products and services that are supporting NHS clinicians in delivering care to millions of people.

His visit came as the NHS nears the landmark of full digital access to GP medical records for all, an achievement made possible at more than half of all GP surgeries in the country by EMIS Health technology.

Mr Hunt visited EMIS Health’s Fulford Grange offices in Rawdon, Leeds, where he was greeted by EMIS Group chief executive Chris Spencer.

Accompanied by Beverley Bryant, NHS England’s director of digital technology, the secretary of state for health was shown how patients can view their medical records via EMIS Health’s Patient Access hub. 

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "I want to help doctors and nurses provide faster and better care - and improving technology in the NHS is a key way to do that.

 

“The systems I've seen here today are helping put people in the driving seat when it comes to managing their healthcare.”

Jeremy Hunt

EMIS Group chief executive Chris Spencer said: “Providing every GP with access to their medical record is a significant milestone for the NHS and we are delighted to have made it possible.

“EMIS Health is proud to supply the NHS with software that supports clinicians in enabling people to live longer and healthier lives.

“It was a great pleasure for us to demonstrate how people at EMIS Health are making a significant difference to the lives of millions of patients and their clinicians.”