EMIS Web Latest News - September 2020

 

Appointment Categorisation Standards

NHS Digital, working alongside GP practices, NHS England and the BMA, have recently developed a set of national appointment categories designed to provide a consistent picture of appointment activity in General Practice locally and nationally.

The first step in this process is to provide practices with the technical capability to link local slot types to the new national categories. Practices will receive this functionality from EMIS during September 2020. 

Further information is available on EMIS Now

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Digital Medicine Messages

This NHS Digital project, allows pharmacy messages for the Emergency Supply of Medication to be sent back to the patient’s registered GP practice. In the next few weeks, as EMIS Web 9.7.12 (or higher) is rolled out across the EMIS GP England estate this will be enabled to allow EMIS Web to receive messages.

Once the rollout is completed, NHS Digital will then enable a ‘Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) inbox’ at each practice which will allow these new messages to be received into EMIS Web, Workflow Manager.  This should now have been completed by EMIS at the end of August.

When a message has been sent to your practice from a pharmacy, the message will be displayed in Workflow Manager, Document Management. The sender will always state 'EXTERNAL, USER'.

For further information on this please go to EMIS Now.

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PATCH UPDATES 

EMIS Web 9.8 is now being rolled out

EMIS Web 9.8 contains new features and fixes, including:

New registration fields     

There are now two new fields in the Personal Details tab of the Registration screen. These are 'Country of Birth' and 'Date of Entry to UK' and have been added as part of the NHS England Collaborative Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy,

Further information and a short video is available on EMIS Now

NOTE: The two new fields have also been added into the Population Reporting module under Patient Features to allow you to search and report on them.

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Add another Code Enhancement

After a previous system fix, the ability to ‘Add another code’ with the same date as the previous code just added was removed. An enhancement has been introduced, 'Add another' code selector option, that allows you to default select if you want the date to revert to 'today's date' or the previously selected date. 

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EMIS Web 9.7 contains new features and fixes, including:

New Prescribing Role

The ability to configure the following job roles with Independent/Supplementary Prescribing has now been added to patch 9.7 in EMIS Web:

Prescribing role 

Nation 

Release version 

Paramedic 

England 

9.7.11.0000

Paramedic  

Wales 

9.7.12.0000

Physiotherapist  

England  

9.7.14.0000

Chiropodist/Podiatrist  

England  

9.7.14.0000

Radiographer - Therapeutic  

England  

9.7.14.0000


Further information is available on 
EMIS Now.

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Frequently asked questions on EMIS Now

EMIS have also added a new ‘Frequently asked questions’ section to the EMIS Now homepage, which is refreshed and updated on a regular basis.

 

Links to Previous updates

February 2020