Winners of 2018 Health Tech Awards are announced

Game-changing technology comes under the spotlight

Healthcare services across the UK and worldwide are being transformed through the deployment of innovative technology.

In particular, the digitalisation of services, both back-office and on the frontline, is having a huge positive impact on the delivery of clinical care and is driving much-needed financial efficiencies.

And last week, some of the most forward-thinking healthcare operators and technology companies were singled out for praise with the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Health Tech Awards.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Overall Winner

MySunrise App and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Award for Digital at the Point of Care

Winner: Coordinate My Care

Highly Commended: North East London Foundation Trust: Agile Working Programme

App of the Year

Winner: MySunrise App and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Highly Commended: King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Paperless Project of the Year

Winner: CCube Solutions: Milton Keynes EDRM Project

Highly Commended: Egton and Penrose Surgery

Best Use of Data

Winner: Draper and Dash

Highly Commended: NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC

Impact of the Year

Winner: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and InterSystems

Highly Commended: Informatica Systems and NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group

Efficiency Savings of the Year

Winner: Tameside and Glossop Digital Health Service

Highly Commended: Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Ingenica Solutions

Case Study of the Year

Winner: IMS Maxims and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Highly Commended: South Tyneside optimises workflow with SolitonIT

User-led Innovation

Winner: Dr Gurkaran Samra at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Highly Commended: North East London Foundation Trust: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Technology

Tech Project of the Year

Winner: Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Highly Commended: Draper and Dash and Four Seasons Healthcare

Innovation of the Year

Winner: Genmed

Highly Commended: Changing Health

Commenting on its win in the Digital at the Point of Care class, Professor Julia Riley, clinical lead at Coordinate My Care, said: “We are committed to empowering patients to tell the NHS and care providers about the care they want to receive at a crucial point of their life.

“Recognition at awards like this is important in sharing just what is possible through the creation of digital care plans so that we can continue to expand the reach of the service to more and more patients.”

Coordinate My Care uses InterSystems HealthShare to build digital urgent care plans for patients with urgent or end-of-life care needs, sharing the plans with the capital’s emergency and out-of-hours providers so they can deliver the most-appropriate care and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Recognition at awards like this is important in sharing just what is possible through the creation of digital care plans so that we can continue to expand the reach of the service to more and more patients

Another organisation singled out was North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, which picked up the Award for Impact of the Year after becoming the first acute trust to use InterSystems’ TrakCare as its electronic patient record.

The trust, which is a fast follower in NHS England’s global digital exemplar programme, is advancing digital maturity and looking beyond the borders of the hospital as it presses ahead with ambitions to achieve the globally-recognised HIMSS EMRAM stage 7 in just three years.

Dr Graham Evans, the trust’s chief information and technology officer, said: “Enabling efficient care is essential if we are to continue to meet patients’ needs in the NHS.

“Our work shows how technology can play a role in reconfiguring services and in enhancing the working lives of staff.

“I’m very grateful to the judges for selecting our project for a prestigious award. But it is important to remember that technology forms only part of the solution – managing people and process is just as crucial to achieving successful outcomes.”

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