Emis speeds up roll-out of system

Emis Group was established in 1987 in Egton, near Whitby, by two North Yorkshire GPs.

Dr Peter Sowerby and Dr David Stables launched Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd after beginning software development in 1984.

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They had a founding principle that systems used by GP surgeries should improve patient care, and spotted an opportunity to develop and supply software to GPs to computerise patients’ electronic health records.

Since then the company has grown organically, reinvesting its earnings to fund further growth, using a recurring licence model.

The company floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in March 2010.