EMIS Web - most widely used GP system in England

This week we've announced a major landmark in the rollout of EMIS Web - over 2,000 GP practices have now upgraded to the transformational healthcare system, making it the most widely used GP system in England. This news also means that EMIS Web is now the UK's most widely-used hosted clinical system...

This week we've announced a major landmark in the rollout of EMIS Web - over 2,000 GP practices have now upgraded to our transformational healthcare system, making it the most widely used GP system in England.

A total of 2,007 GP practices have moved to EMIS Web, with orders placed for a further 1,200; 2,564 practices have joined the EMIS GP familiarisation service, as a first step to upgrading to the system.

The news - in the 2012 year end results for EMIS Group plc released yesterday - also means that EMIS Web is now the UK's most widely-used hosted clinical system.

The Lydia House Practice in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, became the 2,000th practice to upgrade to EMIS Web when it switched from TPP's SystmOne earlier this week.

I spoke to GP Dr Jamail Sorouji who said the new system was already cutting down consultation times 'dramatically' because it was so easy and intuitive to use. He said: "EMIS Web allows us to work very quickly and accurately, saving several minutes per consultation. That is a lot of time when you are seeing 50 patients per day."

As well as GPs, EMIS Web is also used by a wide range of other healthcare professionals - including community teams across England - to deliver integrated healthcare services. This week, EMIS Group also announced plans to further refine the system to serve the Community Care, Child Health and Mental Health markets.