Healthcare IT Award

The wider use of computer technology in the NHS is evident throughout the world, with many countries citing NHS projects as examples of good practice. This award will recognise an organisation that is responsible for implementing a ground breaking IT project that demonstrates clear cost benefits to the wider NHS.

2016 Winner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth University, Royal Cornwall Hospitals and SUDEP Action

Healthcare IT Award 2016 Winner: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

There are more than 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK, and approximately 42 per cent of epilepsy deaths are preventable. EpSMon, collaboratively developed between the trust, Plymouth University, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, SUDEP Action and UCL Institute of Neurology, is an evidenced based free app for smartphones and tablets. It works by providing a seizure safety checklist to support people with epilepsy, allowing patients to monitor their risk for free to keep themselves safer. It has already demonstrated improved communication, safety and reduced mortality within patients.

Commended
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Teleswallowing
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - My Medical Record
West Green GP Surgery - Reducing antibiotic prescribing
South West London Pathology - Diagnostic Services
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board - Electronic Growth Chart


2015 Winner

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The winning hospital's electronic medical records system has revolutionised the way referral paperwork and medical notes are indexed, routed and shared among clinicians and clerical staff. This has boosted efficiency, reduced costs, and ultimately, enhanced patient care.



2015 Commended

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG
Leicester City CCG