EMIS to supply HEPMA systems to Scottish NHS


Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration solutions to be rolled out

EMIS Health has won accreditation as a supplier of Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) systems in Scotland.

One of just two suppliers on the £15m NHS Scotland HEPMA framework, which is rolling out electronic medicines management across hospitals; EMIS will be able to deliver a fully-integrated suite of HEPMA e-Prescribing, medicines management, and hospital pharmacy systems to NHS trusts.

The technology uses intuitive touch screens with a drug chart layout that is familiar to clinicians, and allows them to prescribe according to their current practice rather than having to adapt to the constraints of an electronic system.

EMIS Health’s hospital pharmacy system is already used in seven Scottish health boards, and the company has a 51.5% share of the GP market in Scotland.

Duane Lawrence, managing director for EMIS Health secondary care, said: “We are delighted to have landed this important business win, which shows our reach across the UK.

“North and south of the border, our systems are driving up standards of patient care, transforming ways of working for clinicians and introducing efficiencies that will save the NHS money.”

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