Improve patient safety and efficiencies with effective handover of care

Our award-winning eHandover solution has been recognised for its impact on improving patient safety and advancing handover technology – your teams can have a safe, clear solution to effectively manage shift handovers.

  • Secondary care
  • Community care
  • Mental health


Features and benefits

  • Highly intuitive, easy to use interface.
  • Microsoft SharePoint based technology.
  • Centralise key patient information.
  • Identify critical patients and allocate tasks to specific doctors.
  • Manage patient care across the ‘shift gap’.
  • Improve patient care and safety.
  • Improve clinical engagement and staff communication.
  • Reduce delays in out of hours tasks.
  • Paperless environment.
  • Faster treatment for patients.

Effective, safe handover of care is a key priority for healthcare organisations – the breakdown of this process can lead to serious adverse events in care outcomes. Shift-work patterns also create a greater emphasis on the continuity of information to be able to provide effective patient care and safety.

EMIS Health’s eHandover solution was developed in partnership with Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. The solution is award-winning, being awarded ‘Best use of IT in patient safety’ in the EHI awards 2011, and in 2014 winning the HSJ ‘Value and improvement in medical technology’ award, for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust and their use of eHandover.

With a full audit trail and a range of reporting options, not only are patients and clinicians protected, but the trust can also use audit information as an education source to improve care and patient outcomes. The process is overseen by a senior clinician; to maintain a high standard of clinical governance, and supports the continuing education of junior Doctors.

“Medical handover is much more effective when using electronic handover systems in conjunction with verbal handover. The study published in the Future Hospitals Journal has shown high self-reported completion rates for handover work that is moved across clinical shifts.”

Dr Aklak Choudhury, clinical lead, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


We’ve been committed to interoperability for over 25 years. We believe that connecting patient information across healthcare settings enables better care, which is why our solutions are developed with interoperability in mind.

Through our Partner Programme, we also work with over 40 different companies, so that you can choose from a wide range of additional products that seamlessly exchange data with our products. 

Find out more about interoperability

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