EMIS is to withdraw its EMIS LV and EMIS PCS systems from use in England within the next 12 months.
The move follows new NHS England GP systems of choice (GPSoC) requirements which will be implemented from 1 April 2014.
EMIS decided that neither EMIS LV nor EMIS PCS can be developed to meet the new requirements.
Matt Murphy, EMIS managing director said: “At EMIS we fully support the NHS’ vision for integrated patient care and will focus on developing EMIS Web to meet the needs of not only all our GP customers but whole health economies. For those of our customers still using EMIS LV and EMIS PCS we offer a proven, safe and seamless transition path to EMIS Web.
“The vast majority of our GP customers in England are already using EMIS Web. All of our non EMIS Web customers in England are already using the EMIS Web familiarisation service – the first step towards a full system implementation – and we look forward to working closely with them to support them through a smooth transition to the new system.”
GPs Dr Hasib Ur-Rub and Dr Geoff Schrecker, joint chairs of the EMIS National User Group, the independent body that represents EMIS users, said: “While we regret the impact of the coming change on those users affected, we recognise that LV and PCS cannot reasonably be developed to meet the enhanced functionality now required under GPSoC.
“The NUG will be working closely with EMIS to support users, in particular those whose progress in moving to EMIS Web is being affected by local circumstances.”