eKare is delighted to announce it was awarded the EMIS Health 2022 partner award for Optmising Resources Partner of the Year. Early in 2022, eKare announced its enhanced integration of the inSight platform with electronic patient record provider EMIS, one of the country’s largest electronic patient records across primary, secondary and community care.
The integration supports the UK National Wound Care Strategy approach to harness digital systems to improve Wound care. eKare has worked closely with first adopters in the UK and the award reflects the work that has been undertaken to ensure the integration optimises the resources of the clinician teams using the new digital approach to wound care.
Since the integration, Clinicians using eKare inSight now have seamless digital access to patient demographic information of millions of NHS patients and are no longer required to manually enter patient details into the inSight platform. With inSight, Clinicians can conveniently capture wound images, document measurements and access NHS aligned assessment and treatment information. The patient data is then is uploaded back into the patient record within EMIS in a variety of different formats including SNOMED.
Lucy Woodhouse, Clinical Project Lead Lower Limb Service in Wye Valley NHS Trust, has been using eKare inSight successfully since last year as part of the AHSN National Wound Care Strategy programme and states, “The integration with EMIS proved a significant milestone for the adoption within our organisation. Whilst enabling us to not only instantly access the patient record but also to capture the wound image, track its progress and produce data on healing rates, infection rates and other key measures to support CQUIN and National Metrics, something we have not been able to do previously. The ability to then upload clinical information into EMIS has been crucial in enabling shared care with clinicians who access EMIS and has really increased our productivity as a service”
Stephen Doades, Vice President of eKare Europe commented, “We are delighted to win this award for our work with EMIS. We at eKare know first hand the challenges clinicians face within wound care. We know it is fundamental to make the technology as easy and as convenient as possible in order to get adoption. The work with EMIS giving 2-way integration allows streamlined information flow to feed bi-directionally from eKare inSight and EMIS. This enables true point of care data capture, saving clinicians valuable time whilst unlocking the power of digital and data within wound care.”
eKare’s integration with EMIS and NHS organisations electronic patient records require eKare to demonstrate compliance with several rigorous data, clinical safety and information governance standards.