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Congratulations to the WINNERS of the Health Tech Digital Awards 2022!

We would like to say thank you to all the applicants who entered the Health Tech Digital Awards this year and a big CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

A special thanks to our judges. We received a large amount of applications this year and some difficult decisions have had to be made due to the technology and impact of the solutions being quite remarkable. Please see the winners and their overviews below:

The Winners:

  • Digital Transformation Project of the Year: The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust – The PAH staff onboarding project
  • Best Healthcare Technology Solution of the Year: ScienceSoft – “Remote patient monitoring solution for clinics of North America”
  • Best Communication Solution: vCreate
  • Best COVID-19 Software Solution to Support Virtual Clinics: IQVIA eCOA
  • New Health Tech Innovation of the Year: Alivecor – KardiaMobile Card, the world’s first FDA-cleared credit card-sized personal ECG
  • Best Use of Technology (Primary Care): Iatro Partners – OneContact
  • Best Mental Health Technology Solution: Multitone Electronics Plc – EkoTek
  • Best Solution to manage Chronic Disease: hci.digital – CONNECTPlus
  • Best use of Robotics in healthcare: Endpoint Automation Services Limitedn – Endpoint Automation Services Ltd (EAS) producing major efficiencies for NEP, the largest not-for-profit consortium working with NHS organisations
  • Best Elderly Care Technology Solution: Suffolk County Council – Cassius
  • Best Healthcare Management Solution: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust – Frequent Caller Management System
  • Best Wearable Technology Solution: NuroKor Bioelectronics – Lifetech by NuroKor – mibody
  • Best Solution for Community Care: NuroKor – NuroKor Bioelectronics
  • Best COVID-19 Solution for Safeguarding the Vulnerable: Alcove – Alcove Video Carephone Implementation for Suffolk, Kent and Essex
  • Best mHealth Application: hci.digital – CONNECTPlus
  • Best Woman’s Health Technology Solution: viO HealthTech
  • Best COVID-19 Solution for Mental Health: ImproveWell
  • Best Remote Monitoring Solution: Sanius – Sanius Health – Supporting patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Best COVID-19 Solution for Workforce Management: Lantum
  • Best Innovation Project of the Year: Anster – Antser VR
  • Best Use of Virtual Reality: Anster – Antser VR
  • Best Healthcare Information System: Clynxx

 

The Winners and their solution overviews:

Digital Transformation Project of the Year: The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust – The PAH staff onboarding project

PAH set up a joined-up process ensuring a smooth transition from recruitment to starting work for all new starters to our organisation. We combined new technology with human input and inherent flexibility to ensure all stakeholders could manage their part of the process within agreed timescales and quality criteria. Rather than looking at the tasks each stakeholder could execute, we looked at what the new starter required at each stage, and who was best placed to provide it. That led us to creating the most efficient way to communicate information in the best way at the best time for stakeholders.

Best Healthcare Technology Solution of the Year: ScienceSoft – “Remote patient monitoring solution for clinics of North America”

ScienceSoft has developed a sophisticated remote patient monitoring solution for clinics of North America. Solution includes the apps for Android and iOS devices and Web dashboard. Thanks to apps for Android and iOS for both patients and medical staff patients could smoothly access numerous sensors in order to monitor data and synchronize it with the server. Medical staff members could diagnose and treat patient remotely. Web Dashboard assisted medical professionals in monitoring the overall status of patients drilling down on personal medical data. The solution helped to improve medical staff performance, avoid routine visits, and increase the quality of care.

Best Communication Solution: vCreate

vCreate is an NHS trusted secure video messaging service developed with leading clinicians that connects patients and families with healthcare professionals to streamline the diagnostic process, improve Family-Integrated Care and digitise the patient pathway. The cloud-based service allows photos, videos, and messages to be securely shared between patients, families and clinicians – all of which can be viewed in the user’s language of choice. To date, the connective technology has securely shared more than 500,000 photos and videos between healthcare professionals and over 50,000 patients/families to help with separation anxiety, clinical diagnoses and care management.

Best COVID-19 Software Solution to Support Virtual Clinics: IQVIA eCOA

IQVIA’s electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solution is an advanced-study build and execution platform that optimizes real-time, direct-from-patient data collection. It is built on a highly secure and scalable SaaS platform that enables faster, flexible startup in clinical research and real-world studies. With its global library of pre-built assessments, IQVIA eCOA provides on-demand access to more than 1500 pre-configured assessments across a multitude of therapeutic areas, shortening the trial development lifecycle by up to 3 months, reducing costs, and ultimately accelerating delivery of breakthrough therapies.

New Health Tech Innovation of the Year: Alivecor – KardiaMobile Card, the world’s first FDA-cleared credit card-sized personal ECG

KardiaMobile Card is the world’s most portable and durable personal ECG device. At the size of a standard credit card, it fits easily into any wallet, and it is designed to resist weather, water, and wear and tear, allowing people living with heart rhythm conditions to record their ECG anytime, anywhere. KardiaMobile Card records medical-grade, single-lead ECG readings and can detect up to six of the most common arrhythmias in just 30 seconds.

Best Use of Technology (Primary Care): Iatro Partners – OneContact

Iatro are a leading supplier of software and services to Primary Care organisations across the UK. Their OneContact and Practice365 products are used by over 1,000 GP practices to improve communication between GP practices and their patients.

Best Mental Health Technology Solution: Multitone Electronics Plc – EkoTek

Multitone is a specialist developer of integrated communication systems. Best known for its supply of critical communications, Multitone continues to explore and develop reliable communications and controls, whilst offering robust, targeted systems that effectively and reliably integrate with customers’ existing systems and technologies. Multitone worked with one of the largest mental health hospitals in the UK and installed EkoTek – a wireless personal safety employee protection solution designed to meet the needs of any healthcare environment, helping to provide a duty of care to employees by enabling them to call for help if an incident occurs.

Best Solution to manage Chronic Disease: hci.digital – CONNECTPlus

HCI have been working closely with healthcare professionals for over 6 years. Together with them and their patients, they have co-designed CONNECTPlus, a unique digital solution that’s making a real difference to the way people manage chronic illness and
holistic health. The CONNECTPlus app provides quality condition specific information and remote monitoring tools across multiple care pathways, tailored for local needs, all in one place. It enables and empowers people to manage and monitor their multiple, chronic conditions together and closer to home. It is also helping healthcare professionals tackle some of the huge, growing challenges currently faced by the health system.

Best use of Robotics in healthcare: Endpoint Automation Services Limited – Endpoint Automation Services Ltd (EAS) producing major efficiencies for NEP, the largest not-for-profit consortium working with NHS organisations

Endpoint Automation Services (EAS) specialises in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and with a background in complex IT and cloud automation, has proudly supported public health bodies faced with dwindling resources, as they experience pressure like never before. The business has helped make the administration processing time of NHS organisations significantly faster, drastically increasing patient happiness. EAS’s RPA solutions offer automated processing, freeing up public sector teams to focus their time on more valuable services, and releasing budget for vital consumer-facing services. Across the last year EAS has achieved for public sector health related organisations over £100,000 in savings.

Best Elderly Care Technology Solution: Suffolk County Council – Cassius

In May 2021, Suffolk County Council awarded a £15m contract to a care technology partnership (Rethink Partners and Alcove) to enable the quickest ever roll out of care technology on behalf of a local authority. Rethink and Alcove delivered mapping out, training and delivery in a record time which allowed the vulnerable residents of Suffolk to access innovative care solutions that allowed the person in need to stay at home, improving outcomes for people and delivering much needed cost savings for the local authority.

Best Healthcare Management Solution: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust – Frequent Caller Management System

The Frequent Caller Management System (FCMS) is the first database of its kind in the UK that automatically identifies any individual contacting Ambulances from any location within the Trust footprint that meets the set criteria for frequent calls to an emergency ambulance service. It provides data and outcomes of call to inform Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings and High Intensity User programs leading to improved personalised care for vulnerable people.

Best Wearable Technology Solution: NuroKor Bioelectronics – Lifetech by NuroKor – mibody

NuroKor Bioelectronics develops revolutionary therapeutic technologies for unmet global health needs including relieving pain and optimising recovery to give people non-invasive, drug-free options to improve their quality of life. Fully regulated, FDA cleared, CE marked and sold across 10 countries, the technology delivers smart, bioelectric medicine that is easy-to-use and customisable to the individual’s needs.

Best Solution for Community Care: NuroKor – NuroKor Bioelectronics

NuroKor Bioelectronics develops revolutionary therapeutic technologies for unmet global health needs including relieving pain and optimising recovery to give people non-invasive, drug-free options to improve their quality of life. Fully regulated, FDA cleared, CE marked and sold across 10 countries, the technology delivers smart, bioelectric medicine that is easy-to-use and customisable to the individual’s needs.

Best COVID-19 Solution for Safeguarding the Vulnerable: Alcove – Alcove Video Carephone Implementation for Suffolk, Kent and Essex

In March 2020, Rethink Partners, Alcove and Essex, Suffolk and Kent Councils launched a programme to deliver 5,000 Video Carephone devices to vulnerable people as part of their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Within 16 weeks it had equipped over 5,000 vulnerable adults with Carephones, so that they could talk to friends, family, carers and professionals via when they were unable to meet due to COVID-19 restrictions.By the end of July 2020, the project had delivered 2,000 Carephones in Essex, 1,700 in Kent and 1,400 in Suffolk, allowing more than 1million calls to be made across the last 12 months.

Best mHealth Application: hci.digital – CONNECTPlus

HCI have been working closely with healthcare professionals for over 6 years. Together with them and their patients, they have co-designed CONNECTPlus, a unique digital solution that’s making a real difference to the way people manage chronic illness and
holistic health. The CONNECTPlus app provides quality condition specific information and remote monitoring tools across multiple care pathways, tailored for local needs, all in one place. It enables and empowers people to manage and monitor their multiple, chronic conditions together and closer to home. It is also helping healthcare professionals tackle some of the huge, growing challenges currently faced by the health system.

Best Woman’s Health Technology Solution: viO HealthTech

Built on the experience of over 40,000 users of the OvuSense family of Class II fertility monitoring devices since 2016, the viO digital health platform empowers women with real-time actionable health knowledge to improve outcomes. With a range of ultra-high resolution sensors, an information rich medical device app and clinician remote monitoring portal already on the market, the viO platform is designed to help women manage the major issues of Conception, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Miscarriage Risk, Pregnancy Risk, Endometriosis, and Menopause.

Best COVID-19 Solution for Mental Health: ImproveWell – ImproveWell & East London NHS Foundation Trust

The ImproveWell solution is a digital engagement solution for improvement in healthcare: creating the right environment for staff wellbeing and continuous improvement by empowering staff and key stakeholders to drive change. Shaped in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) to facilitate systematic and scalable implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Framework for Joy in Work, application of the tool has spread from supporting ELFT’s local programme to supporting national and international collaboratives. A peer-reviewed article featuring case studies from four ImproveWell partner organisations was published in the British Journal of Healthcare Management in September 2021.

Best Remote Monitoring Solution: Sanius – Sanius Health – Supporting patients with Sickle Cell Disease

This year, Sanius’s remote monitoring has changed and saved the lives of patients with Sickle Cell Disease across the UK. By enabling patients to monitor and manage their own health outside of clinical settings, we’ve improved outcomes and used community data to improve vaccine uptake in the BAME/SCD community.

Best COVID-19 Solution for Workforce Management: Lantum

Lantum is the UK’s largest healthcare workforce management platform. It exists to unite the world’s clinicians and their employers on one single platform, so that they can deliver the best patient care together. Lantum supports more than 3,000 healthcare organisations, including 19 ICSs, 300+ PCNs, and 50% of Practices, to efficiently schedule staff, as well as tap into a rich network of vetted staff. By offering their rota tool for free, Lantum helped 150+ vaccination clinics mobilise almost 9,000 staff across 36 roles to deliver 16m doses, and this number continues to grow daily.

Best Innovation Project of the Year: Anster – Antser VR

In March 2020, the London Borough of Hillingdon undertook an innovative and pioneering project to implement and trial Antser VR as a training tool with practitioners across the adults’ and children’s social care sector. With a mission to increase professionals’ wider understanding of dementia, autism and exploitation amongst young people, the innovative project aimed to remind practitioners and social workers to “keep the child at the heart of their practice”.

Best Use of Virtual Reality: Anster – Antser VR

The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership (WMSWTP) undertook a project with Antser to implement its innovative VR solution within its services to train social work students, experienced qualified social workers in practice and newly qualified social workers. The innovative project has focussed on ensuring that through VR, students and newly qualified social workers have the unique and unrivalled opportunity to immerse themselves and experience lived experiences of vulnerable children and families to support and empower them in their role as a social worker.

Best Healthcare Information System: Clynxx – Clynxx

Clynxx opened the doors for independent practices to create private prescriptions electronically. Eliminating the need for paper prescriptions allowed practices to adapt quickly in the face of increasing demand for virtual appointments. The Clynxx pay per use model removes the technology ‘barrier to access’ allowing practices of all sizes to continue to compete even in the toughest of times. Electronic prescriptions became favoured by regulators and CQC named managers for their ease to create reports and for practices to remain compliant with prescribing regulations. Clynxx electronic private prescriptions are accepted at any UK pharmacy including Tesco, Well, Lloyds and any independent pharmacy.

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