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ethernetFebruary 8 2016

General practice IT systems will be increasingly able to share data with any other third party across health and social care, EMIS Health has announced.

It has become the first UK clinical systems provider to implement new open standards for interoperability in the NHS. It will shortly begin rolling out an update to its EMIS Web clinical system which will allow any of the 4,500 GP practices currently using the system “to interoperate with any third party supplier who conforms to a published set of open application programme interfaces (APIs).

“In due course, clinicians, whatever IT system they use, will be able to securely share data with colleagues using any of EMIS Health’s primary, community, secondary and pharmacy clinical systems.” Third party systems will be able to securely obtain real-time primary care patient information, subject to tight information governance controls.

Dr Shaun O’Hanlon, EMIS Group’s Chief Medical Officer, said that the company has 13 years’ experience of running a “highly successful” partner programme using its own API to enable integration with third party systems.

“We are now taking that commitment to a new level – using best practice standards developed by the wider healthcare IT industry as the basis on which we will open up access to our systems for any supplier within the NHS and social care, including NHS Trusts,” he said.

“This demonstrates our absolute dedication to freeing up the movement of vital patient information within the NHS to enable more joined-up and informed care. It also supports NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens’ determination to make technology an enabler, not a barrier to new ways of organising clinical care.”

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