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 judge. 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:
- Best use of Artificial Intelligence: John Snow Labs – Healthcare NLP by John Snow Labs
- Best COVID-19 Telecommunications Solution: X-on – Surgery Connect at NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire
- Best mHealth Application: ANIMA RES GmbH – INSIGHT KIDNEY – The human kidney expedition
- Best Elderly Care Technology Solution: Mintt
- Best Woman’s Health Technology Solution: PERIOD TRACKER & PREGNANCY AND BABY CALENDAR LIMITED – amma pregnancy tracker
- Best Communication Solution: Alertive
- Best elderly care tech solution: Nobi NV – Nobi Smart Lamp
- Best Training Solution: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
- Best COVID-19 Solution for Workplace Management: Kanda Software
- Best Innovation project of the year: Cassius
- Digital Transformation Project of the Year: Better Ltd – Universal Care Planning: Deploying One London’s urgent care planning solution across 5 ICSs in only 7 month
- Best Healthcare Technology Solution of the Year: Toothfairy ®
- Best Workforce Management Solution: Nolea Health
- Best Rehabilitation Technology Solution: Onko – Recover Better
- Best Use of Technology (Acute Care): DMF Systems – GeneCIS Clinical Portal
- Best Solution to manage Chronic Disease: Islacare
- Best Mental Health Technology Solution: Aiberry
- Best COVID-19 Software Solution to Support Virtual Clinics: Baywater Healthcare – Baywater Healthcare COVID-19 Virtual Ward
- New Health Tech Innovation of the Year: Medli Health Limited
- Best Solution for Community Care: MyStaff App
- Best Healthcare Management Solution: Voice-Care International Ltd – Patient Care Solution
- Best COVID-19 Solution for Community Care: Open Medical
- Best use of Artificial Intelligence for COVID-19: Advanced Business Software & Solutions Ltd
- Best COVID-19 Solution for Mental Health: Person Centred Software (oomph Wellness)
The Winners and their solution overviews:
Best use of Artificial Intelligence: John Snow Labs – Healthcare NLP by John Snow Labs
“Healthcare NLP is a Natural Language Processing (NLP) library built on top of Apache Spark ML. It provides simple, performant & accurate NLP for machine learning pipelines that can scale easily in a distributed environment. Healthcare NLP bridge the gap of delivering state-of-the-art accuracy, generalizing over unseen data points, and preventing the sharing of personal data or intellectual property by providing an accurate, scalable, private, and tunable software library that helps healthcare & pharma organizations build longitudinal patient records and knowledge graphs on real-world EHR data.”
Best COVID-19 Telecommunications Solution: X-on – Surgery Connect at NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Cloud telephony specialist X-on’s flagship product, Surgery Connect, enabled GPs in NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire to work from home while providing essential services to patients during Covid-19. The pandemic was the catalyst for a wider roll-out of the system, which is now being used to modernise services for primary care staff and patients alike throughout the majority of the ICS.
Best mHealth Application: ANIMA RES GmbH – INSIGHT KIDNEY – The human kidney expedition
Having an illness is already very difficult to bear. Not understanding an illness and not knowing what is happening to your own body makes it even more difficult and unbearable. As a person affected, as a relative or as a person with a thirst for knowledge, one searches the Internet for information. Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are diseases that affect the organ system kidney. Here, for the first time, INSIGHT KIDNEY attempts to visualize these rare kidney diseases with anatomically correct 3D-representations to fill the knowledge gap for patients.”
Best Elderly Care Technology Solution: Mintt
Thanks to our fall detection and prevention system, the elderly and their families are reassured. The quality of care and the safety of our seniors are at the centre of our concerns. We also provide a more soothing work experience for caregivers. Mintt supports caregivers and facilitates their daily work.
Best Woman’s Health Technology Solution: PERIOD TRACKER & PREGNANCY AND BABY CALENDAR LIMITED – amma pregnancy tracker
The amma pregnancy tracker is the flagship product of amma.family. It is an international mobile service and one of the world’s largest communities for pregnant women and their families. The amma pregnancy tracker provides clear, evidence-based pregnancy information and personalized recommendations. The active monthly audience of amma pregnancy tracker exceeds 1.5 million people. Our application is downloaded by more than 10 million users annually, or 7% of pregnant women in the world.
Best Communication Solution: Alertive
Alertive’s messaging application enables hospital staff to securely and directly communicate with their colleagues, helping clinicians use their time more effectively and make informed decisions promptly. It has been successfully implemented across several NHS Trusts, with over 2,000,000 total messages sent using the application. By replacing legacy communication solutions, Alertive usage has led to a statistically significant increase in staff satisfaction and wellbeing by reducing stress associated with ineffective communication. It has also enabled a 49% reduction in average response times between colleagues therefore improving patient flow and giving clinicians more time to deliver quality patient care.
Best elderly care tech solution: Nobi NV – Nobi Smart Lamp
Nobi is the smartest lamp in the world, focusing on fall detection, fall prevention and even fall prediction. With a sophisticated AI model and cutting-edge technology, it offers safety while meeting the highest design standards, as well as privacy requirements. The AI technology also monitors breathing and coughing. The lamp takes the pressure off care workers who can rest assured that they will know if a fall situation has occurred. Nobi also supports them by taking over administrative tasks, and it summarises important parameters regarding the quality of care in one easy to follow (and auditable) form.
Best Training Solution: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
We have the Perfect Storm in the treatment of Ophthalmic patients in our nation today, with an Acute Sector, that simply does not have the capacity to treat effectively our aging population and the 7% of our citizens with Diabetes, unless treated timely will cause irreversible harm to their sight. The foot-print of the Eye Care Outpatients Suite in the University Hospital of Wales is simply not able to be expanded, to support the needed throughput of patients. A major strategic re-think, a 100-day challenge in May 2021 with Cardiff University opened the NHS Wales University Eye Care September 2021.
Best COVID-19 Solution for Workplace Management: Kanda Software
WorkPass.Today – an innovative COVID-19 symptom screening solution for employers. The platform offers a comprehensive screening process that promotes health self-assessment among workers before they start their work shift, reducing the risk of individuals with an active case of COVID-19 from entering the workplace. If any symptoms are identified, the worker is directed to stay at home or consult a healthcare professional. WorkPass.Today is an indispensable tool for companies seeking to maintain a safe and healthy work environment amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Best Innovation project of the year: Cassius
Cassius is a digitally-enabled care service rolled out to Suffolk residents who draw on adult social care. Its data-led model supports older or vulnerable people to live more connected, safe and sustainable lives in their own homes, giving them more choice and autonomy while reducing pressure on stretched public services. Cassius has been life changing for the 2,375 residents it’s reached, scoring a 98.45% happiness rating. It’s also enabled Suffolk County Council to avoid £8.8 million and make £1.1 million cashable savings while saving the NHS £480,000 and sparing residents a collective 67,825 days in care homes.
Digital Transformation Project of the Year: Better Ltd – Universal Care Planning: Deploying One London’s urgent care planning solution across 5 ICSs in only 7 month
“Through transformative digital solutions and outstanding collaboration between London providers, the Universal Care Plan enables every Londoner to have a digital personalised care plan, resulting in joined-up care and improved patient participation. Co-created by patients, clinicians, and support workers, regardless of the organisation or electronic patient record. In just seven months, London NHS South West, on behalf of the OneLondon team, partnered with Better to launch a shared care planning application. 53,316 living Londoners now have a personalised care plan, and 78% of Londoners who had a UCP and died did so at their preferred place of death.”
Best Healthcare Technology Solution of the Year: Toothfairy ®
“Toothfairy® is the world’s smartest dental app, founded by dentists in the UK. It now has over 2.8 million members and 22,000 companies. It is the UK’s first health-regulated dental app that connects patients to it’s dentists for various treatments such as emergencies, prescriptions, oral health checks, cosmetics and teeth straightening. Patients and companies use the app to manage and prevent oral disease at a time when accessing a dentist has never been more challenging for millions of patients across the UK.”
Best Workforce Management Solution: Nolea Health
“Nolea Health is a specialised jobs marketplace platform for mental healthcare professionals. Our platform enables healthcare organisations to rapidly expand their mental health services by connecting them with the local market’s most skilled and experienced mental health specialists. Using our advanced matching system, organisations can select doctors based on various complex and soft criteria to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Mental health professionals can benefit from our platform by signing up for additional shifts on top of their regular workload, allowing them to have complete control over their schedules and accept as many clients as they choose.”
Best Rehabilitation Technology Solution: Onko – Recover Better
Onkohealth is the world’s first digital prehabilitation solution for cancer and surgery. Onkohealth combines data profiling, biomarker, risk-stratification, tailored prescriptions of health and well-being and curated educational content with targeted behaviour change coaching and expert support through chat messaging and virtual consultations. Onkohealth has a demonstratable impact on cancer patients and on hospital outcomes. Despite being on chemotherapy, and contrary to published research, there is a 10% improved in physical fitness and 25% improvement in muscle strength. There is a 16% greater chance of completing chemotherapy cycles, 40% reduction in post-operative complications and cost savings of £1200 per NHS patient.
Best Use of Technology (Acute Care): DMF Systems – GeneCIS Clinical Portal
GeneCIS Clinical Portal is a comprehensive healthtech solution designed to electronically facilitate the entire patient journey, from referral to discharge. Its suite of modules enable healthcare professionals to provide high-quality, coordinated care to their patients. GeneCIS Clinical Portal streamlines the appointment referral process, improves communication and coordination of care, supports the reduction of medication errors, and ensures that healthcare providers have the information they need to deliver optimal follow-up care. With third-party integration capabilities, GeneCIS simplifies and streamlines the patient journey, making it the go-to solution for healthcare professionals looking to enhance communication and deliver enhanced patient care.
Best Solution to manage Chronic Disease: Islacare
Nottingham University Hospitals have streamlined their clinical pathways in neurology through using Isla’s Visual Record, as patients can now easily submit videos of seizures, allowing clinicians to reduce time to diagnosis and time to treatment in comparison to the lengthy waiting times for in-person assessments. This new model has proved very successful in improving clinical outcomes, reducing operational resource need, improving patient experience and delivering financial benefit for the Trust. Using a combination of remote monitoring and first class care patients are empowered in their treatment and management of their conditions.
Best Mental Health Technology Solution: Aiberry
Aiberry (pronounced “I” + “berry”) is an innovative and practical mental health screening platform that improves efficiency and saves time for healthcare providers. Cutting edge AI-powered technology analyzes patient words and audio and visual features during a short conversation to deliver a quantified risk score and health insights to providers in real time.
Best COVID-19 Software Solution to Support Virtual Clinics: Baywater Healthcare – Baywater Healthcare COVID-19 Virtual Ward
Baywater Healthcare’s virtual ward is a web-based platform which allows patients and providers to access the same patient data from any location. We have built-in alerts and reminders to help ensure that patients receive timely care and follow-up. In addition, our cloud-based architecture makes it easier to integrate with NHS systems and its advanced analytics capabilities make it easier to identify trends. Our system’s intelligent workflow automation help streamline the care process and reduce administrative burdens on clinicians. We work closely with our NHS customers to create bespoke, adaptable services to meet changing requirements.
New Health Tech Innovation of the Year: Medli Health Limited
The Medli Platform and app accommodates multiple therapeutic areas within a common SaaS platform and the capacity for users to track multiple conditions in a single solution. The app can be configured for any charity or organisation to use by applying their branding and deploying whatever features they require, meaning it’s a no-code platform. Medli is a movement that every organisation should get on board with, as data saves lives.
Best Solution for Community Care: MyStaff App
MyStaff App is a disruptive AI driven solution for healthcare staff that is particularly relevant for staff in the community. It delivers instant access to critical policies & procedures on the move directly from the mobile phone. The team reimagined the end-to-end workflow from uploading to app enabling access to 2,000+ documents to be 60x faster than the existing intranet. The app includes features essential to community care staff such as ‘favorites’, ‘document summaries’ and mobile optimized scrolling. Positive feedback from staff includes “We’ve been crying out for this for years when you are out and about in the community”.
Best Healthcare Management Solution: Voice-Care International Ltd – Patient Care Solution
Voice-Care is a ground-breaking solution developed to progressively transform patient safety and care. With the ability to achieve greater staff satisfaction, increase safety and ensure 100% compliance with standardised processes and procedures, Voice-Care prioritises and manages the administration of medicines and patient observations through the use of Voice-Directed Technology. Allowing users to work hands and eyes free, Voice-Care is an easy to use, low-cost and dynamic digital solution which uses two-way speech commands and a custom-built scheduling system, addressing the need to simplify the recording of patient observations in real time.
Best COVID-19 Solution for Community Care: Open Medical
eTrauma and Virtual Fracture Clinics (VFC) were instrumental in enabling Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) to provide uninterrupted patient care during the pandemic. With the platform’s remote care capabilities, SASH was able to process over 500 referrals in a month and maintain a 100% assessment rate within 72 hours during the peak of the pandemic. The system’s ability to reduce unnecessary in-person appointments, eliminate paper processes, and much more also significantly minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Overall, eTrauma and VFC proved to be a major player in helping SASH combat COVID-19 and deliver high-quality care to their patients.
Best use of Artificial Intelligence for COVID-19: Advanced Business Software & Solutions Ltd
PATCHS is the fastest growing Online Consultation (OC) solution in the UK, supporting over 1,000 GP practices and over 10 million patients. Its innovative use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) triage and workflows is helping GP practices manage rising patient demand while improving patient access. PATCHS has been developed by GPs in collaboration with patients and academic researchers. It is the only AI OC system used in the NHS to undergo academic evaluation, funded by InnovateUK and Welcome Trust. PATCHS is making a big impact on primary care and is hugely popular, rated 4.1 out of 5 from over 300,000 reviews.
Best COVID-19 Solution for Mental Health: Person Centred Software (oomph Wellness)
Oomph Wellness, part of Person Centred Software offers various services focused on wellbeing and activities for residents and staff and is the UK’s leading supplier of wellness services to the care sector.
Developed during COVID-19 to ensure that residents could continue to get support for their mental and physical health. The On-Demand Wellbeing & Activities platform gives care home residents and staff access to specialist activity programmes, wellbeing programmes and content 24-7.
· Created by experts in wellbeing, mental health, dementia, and nutrition
· Integrates wellness expertise with science and technology
· Ability to create personalised plans and reports
Content is tailored to people’s specific needs and requirements, engagement is tracked and recorded and is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Content calendars within the platform recognise personal interests and individual needs, whether in a group, with family or individually.
During unprecedented times, Oomph Wellness we were keen to support older adults in any way possible. They saw a need for stimulating and varied content for older adults and the people who work with them – at a time when the care sector was being affected enormously by the Covid-19 situation, older adult wellbeing became more important than ever. The platform continues to be a success today with over 1,800 care homes subscribed.
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