A real-time view of GP patient data from multiple practices – ideal for hospitals, especially unplanned care departments, or any department where a view of the GP record would save time and improve patient care.
A wide range of NHS organisations across the UK are already benefiting from EPR Viewer. From A&E departments to community pharmacy, organisations are reporting that they are saving time by having a real-time, detailed view of patients' GP records at their fingertips, 24/7.
What is EPR Viewer?
Put simply it's a way for NHS organisations to view GP patient data from across the locality via one system. Practice data is held centrally via EMIS Web, and made available as a read-only view. The practices in the locality don't even need to be using EMIS Web – if they are using EMIS LV or PCS their data is streamed centrally and is available via EPR Viewer
Data is protected by stringent security measures and data sharing agreements between the ‘sharing’ and the ‘viewing’ organisations.
Who can benefit?
Any NHS organisation that needs a view of the GP medical record, especially in unplanned care scenarios, can benefit from EPR Viewer:
- instant access to current and past medication without relying on the patient's recollection, to help improve diagnosis
- a view of all current and past problems, including detailed patient history
- reduction in duplication of tests – all recent test results are available
- up-to-date information on allergies to increase patient safety
- clinicians have more time to spend with patients.
EPR Viewer in action
Using EMIS Web EPR Viewer, local hospitals in Lancashire can now view key information from the patient records held by 91 GP practices across Blackburn.
Urgent care doctors and hospital pharmacists calculate that it is saving them hundreds of phone calls and faxes a month to GP practices to check patients’ medical details – equating to 3.5 working days a month.
How to get started
For more information on how EPR Viewer can benefit your organisation please contact your local Sales Account Manager via Customer Fulfilment on 0845 125 5536 or .
EPR Viewer is making an impact across the UK, find out more:
Cheshire - EMIS Web used to share info in Cheshire
Cumbria - Cumbria steps up record sharing
Bristol - Patient record sharing
Wandsworth - EMIS Web links GPs to St George's
Blackburn - Lancashire clinicians access GP data