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SystmOne and EMIS Web direct interoperability pilot now live

02 May 2017

From today (Tuesday 2 May 2017), patients in northwest London will be given the opportunity to benefit from a landmark achievement in interoperability between the UK’s two leading GP software suppliers, TPP and EMIS Health.

In a limited pilot project in Hillingdon northwest London, the Orchard Practice and the Hillingdon Diabetes Service today went live with a direct interoperability between EMIS Web and SystmOne. This enables GPs at the Orchard Practice using EMIS Web to securely view community nursing data from Hillingdon Diabetes Service who use TPP’s SystmOne. Clinical teams at the diabetes service will also be able to see their patients’ GP records from EMIS Web. At those organisations involved in the pilot, clinicians using each system will only be able to view records with a patient’s point of care consent.

Together SystmOne and EMIS Web host GP records for nearly nine out of ten patients in England, as well as data from community care and secondary care organisations.

“This will benefit not only health professionals but our patients. We will now work collaboratively to ensure patients are getting better care, which will improve outcomes for them. Sharing information like this will also save time for GPs and nurses by avoiding duplication of information. I look forward to taking part in this pilot and the future roll out.”

Dr Mohamed Adem, senior lead GP at the Orchard Practice

Read the full story on the EMIS Health website.