EMIS has unveiled a mobile version of EMIS Web at its national user group in Warwick.
The EMIS Mobile app is compatible with major tablet computer platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows 8, and can be used both on and offline, to cover areas in which there is no connectivity.
Functionality includes the ability to access a diary and appointment schedule, to view patient records and to add consultations.
It will be available from mid-October to practices that are already part of the EMIS Web early adopter programme.
It will be available to all EMIS Web users by the end of the year, including community and secondary care teams that have access to the system.
Dr Shaun O’Hanlon, clinical development director for EMIS, said: “Our users demanded safe and secure access to essential patient information wherever they work, across multiple platforms, and we have responded.
“The EMIS Mobile app will help clinicians to provide safer, more streamlined care on the move, while releasing them from paperwork to spend more time with patients.”
The EMIS National User Group is taking place at Warwick University, where the company has made a number of announcements about enhancements to its next generation system.
These include an improved business continuity service, extra support for information governance in data sharing arrangements, and the introduction of graphical noting, so clinicians can add information to body charts within the patient record.
As previously reported by EHI Primary Care, the company has also unveiled an upgrade to EMIS Access, now renamed Patient Access.
This will enable patients to register via a mobile phone or home computer and obtain a password without visiting their GP surgery. Patients will also be able to change or retrieve passwords automatically.
Patients will also be able to book a GP appointment through the service without visiting the surgery, but once their registration has been verified by their practice they will be able to use other online services, such as repeat prescriptions.
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