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Emis Group reports steady year after a series of successful product launches

Leeds healthcare software provider Emis Group have reported a strong start to 2014 as total revenue rose to £66.4 million, a 44% increase on this point last year.

The gropu reports an increase in pretax profit from £12.03 million to £12.27 million in the last year.

The Group’s primary care market share remained broadly unchanged at 52.7%, compared to 53% at this stage in 2013.

The group’s online health advice website Patient.co.uk has continued to grow, receiving 14 million unique visitors in the first six months of this year, compared to 11 million at this stage last year.

In May 2014 the Group launched a suite of innovative products and services connecting GPs, pharmacists and patients including direct electronic transmission of prescriptions and an App for patients to order repeat prescriptions.

Numark and Rowlands Pharmacy acted as the launch partners. Rowlands intend to deploy the App to all their 500 English Pharmacies by the end of 2014.

Chris Spencer, chief executive officer of EMIS Group said: “EMIS Group has made a strong start to the year: moving towards completion of the roll-out of EMIS Web for GPs in England, demonstrating the closer integration of the Group’s cross-healthcare products and services, maintaining organic revenue growth and visibility, sustaining a high level of profitability and further improving an already strong balance sheet.

The NHS’s increasing demand for integrated care gives us considerable confidence, supported further by our strong revenue visibility and robust contract pipeline.“

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