Health secretary visits tech provider as he launches NHS vision

Health Secretary Matt Hancock visited health technology provider EMIS Group at its head office in Rawdon, Leeds, last week when he launched his technology vision for the NHS.

EMIS Group, which has software used by healthcare professionals in over 10,000 organisations, is said to be an example of Hancock’s vision for the health service, which stresses the importance of different systems talking to each other to support joined-up care.

EMIS’s chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon – a former GP – and Peter Southby, chief financial officer, hosted the visit.

Dr O’Hanlon said: “We were delighted to host the health secretary in the week of his technology announcement, and to show him the many live projects that are already delivering his vision of joined-up care.

“Everyone who works in the company is immensely proud of the part we play in helping the NHS to work more efficiently and improve patient care. That passion and enthusiasm for our work was evident throughout the visit; there was a real buzz in the building.”

A recent project is the first live use of GP Connect, a collaboration between EMIS Health, NHS Digital and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust that is delivering connected patient care across the city of Leeds.

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