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Tuesday 22nd May 2018

GPs to get software

12th October 2006

A thousand GPs are to take delivery of the next generation of primary care software from GP computer supplier EMIS. EMIS Web aims to provide a common clinical record that can be shared by GPs and community healthcare teams – with data accessible anywhere via the web.

The software will work alongside GP practices' existing systems, like EMIS LV or PCS, allowing practices to stream data into the new system from their existing software. This can then be shared across other community healthworkers – and even accident and emergency departments.

The system has been piloted by practices and community teams in Kirklees and Calderdale Primary Care Trust and Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust which have been testing out the interoperability with different clinical specialties. The company hopes to complete the roll-out by early next year, and following a review will be sent to all EMIS practices.

There are plans to add new modules to the system over the next 12 months, eventually replacing LV and PCS as practices choose to move over. The system will allow electronic exchange of records when patients move to another EMIS Web practice. EMIS Web will operate from a central-hosted data centre but practices will continue to retain their local server based systems as well.

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