EMIS: Advancing Healthcare Delivery with a Focus on Diversity & Inclusion

 Sivasankari Sankaran,   Head of HR - India

Sivasankari Sankaran

Head of HR - India

In the fast-paced realm of healthcare, where every second counts and every decision matters, one company stands out as a pioneer of digital transformation - EMIS. Founded in 1987 by two visionary clinicians from Yorkshire in the UK, EMIS stands for Egton Medical Information Systems. The firm was set up with the idea that technology can be used to give clinicians access to complete and shared medical records, no matter where patients present for care. Over the past 37 years, EMIS has evolved into a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions, catering primarily to the UK's National Health Service (NHS) and healthcare professionals nationwide.

Guiding Values & Key Offerings

EMIS's overarching vision is clear, to be the leading provider of innovative healthcare technology that enhances people's lives. This vision drives the company's mission to develop and deliver outstanding integrated healthcare solutions, benefiting users and partners alike. Guided by transformative, responsible, supportive, and collaborative values, EMIS fosters a culture of excellence and teamwork, ensuring that every employee is empowered to make a real difference in healthcare delivery.

As a key player in the UK healthcare sector, EMIS offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions. “With a strong market presence across these domains, EMIS leads the industry in primary healthcare and patient digital solutions, while also making significant strides in community and critical care services. Central to our company’s success is the team’s commitment to
leveraging its clinical roots in the development of technology solutions. By harnessing the expertise of healthcare professionals and understanding the intricacies of clinical workflows, we ensure that the solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of healthcare providers and patients alike", says Sivasankari Sankaran, the Head of HR - India at EMIS.

Partnerships play a crucial role in EMIS's strategy, enabling the company to collaborate effectively with healthcare organizations, pharmacies, and other stakeholders. Through strategic acquisitions like Patient, Pinnacle, Fourteenfish, Healthcare Gateway, and many more, EMIS has expanded its service offerings and enhanced its market position, further solidifying its reputation as an industry leader.

EMIS stands at the forefront of healthcare innovation, driven by a commitment to excellence, inclusivity, & employee well-being

Gender Diversity Initiatives

In addition to driving innovation, EMIS India places a strong emphasis on gender diversity and inclusion within the workplace. With a workforce comprising 33 percent of women employees, EMIS actively promotes equal opportunities and a supportive environment for women at all levels. Through initiatives like extended paid maternity leave, extended work from home for expected or new mothers, flexible work environment, an exclusive World of Women group to share best practices and internal growth opportunities, EMIS empowers women to thrive in their careers and contribute to the company's success.

The key elements that set EMIS apart from its competitors is not just its cutting-edge technology, but also its commitment to employee well-being. With an array of benefits including comprehensive healthcare coverage, teleconsultation services, and extended maternity leave, EMIS prioritizes the holistic health and happiness of its employees. From gym facilities to wellness programs, EMIS fosters a vibrant and multi-skilled team, ensuring that every employee has the support they need to succeed.

Looking ahead, EMIS is poised for continued growth and innovation, particularly following its acquisition by Optum UK, a subsidiary of United Health Group. As part of a global organization, EMIS is primed to explore new opportunities and expand its reach, further advancing its mission to transform healthcare through technology.

In conclusion, EMIS stands at the forefront of healthcare innovation, driven by a commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and employee well-being. With a steadfast vision and a dedicated team, EMIS continues to redefine the future of healthcare, one breakthrough at a time.