9th October 2012
Graphnet Health has joined forces with the UK’s leading supplier of GP software in a pilot project to extract data from its transformational healthcare system EMIS Web.
Technology from EMIS and Graphnet is enabling nightly extracts from EMIS Web GP practices in Birmingham to provide data feeds to repositories and data warehouses.
With the initial front-end data comparison proving a success in Birmingham, both companies have now completed back end data quality checks for an array of conditions, allergies and medication. These tests were vital to ensure the integrity of the clinical data before it was fully signed off.
Across the UK, 747 GP practices are now live with EMIS Web. The extraction tool will mean NHS organisations with a Graphnet system will now be able to include data from practices using EMIS Web.
Graphnet’s Managing Director Andy Bratt said: “This is another example of the great working relationship which we have with EMIS. This strengthens Graphnet’s ability to provide a patient centric clinical portal covering all aspects of care within the local health economy. This includes GP, community, acute, social care and private provides. This project has shown again that Graphnet solutions are able to integrate across boundaries both clinical and physical, providing a web based detailed care record which can also be used for clinical analysis and research.”
Dr Shaun O’Hanlon, clinical and development director at EMIS said: “The EMIS Patient Data Extract Service utilised by GraphNet means that EMIS Web is now able to provide data feeds to repositories and data warehouses. We are delighted that GraphNet has been the first supplier to integrate with this service. This project further demonstrates EMIS Web’s strength as an interoperable system, fitting the NHS’s ‘connect all’ ethos.”