EHI Awards Recognise Global Digital Exemplars

EHI Awards 2017Four NHS foundation trusts are in the running for a new award to recognise the best global digital exemplar of the year. Cambridge University Hospitals, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Oxford University Hospitals, and Royal Berkshire NHS foundation trusts have been shortlisted in the new category of the EHI Awards 2017.

Teams from the four organisations will now attend a judging day on 30 October. In total, 49 individuals and organisations have been shortlisted in ten categories of this year's awards, which are being co-located with the EHI Live conference and exhibition for the first time.

The awards will be presented on the first day of EHI Live 2017, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 31 October and 1 November, with the presentation followed by a celebration drinks reception.

Lead judge Jonathan Wallace, Professor of Innovation at the School of Computing at Ulster University, said: "The EHI Awards 2017 are the only awards dedicated to healthcare IT. The EHI Awards have always attracted a strong set of entries reflecting the latest developments in health and care technology, and this year has been no exception.

"The judges have already enjoyed learning about some of the great projects that are going on across the UK to improve the efficiency and safety of healthcare, and to support frontline staff and patients. We now look forward to meeting the shortlisted entrants; and to seeing the winners presented with their awards at one of the highlights of this year's EHI Live."

The global digital exemplars programme was set up by NHS England following a review of NHS IT by US expert Professor Robert Wachter. Sixteen acute trusts and seven mental health trusts were announced as global digital exemplars last year, and eighteen acute trusts were named as 'fast followers' earlier this month.

The global digital exemplars and their fast followers will deploy the very latest IT themselves and develop a blueprint for further trusts to follow.

Cambridge University Hospitals, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals and Oxford University Hospitals NHS foundation trusts are all global digital exemplars. Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is Oxford’s fast follower, and entered the awards for its work on a cardiology system.

The other categories in this year’s awards are: chief clinical information officer of the year, chief information officer of the year, healthcare industry leader (a people's choice award), best trust or health board of the year, best system or initiative adoption or roll-out, best mental health initiative, best nursing technology, best app for clinicians, and best app for patients and carers.

Five individuals, teams or projects have been shortlisted in each category. EHI Live is the UK's leading event for healthcare IT, and will celebrate its tenth edition by incorporating the awards for the first time, to help celebrate success in the industry.

EHI Awards 2017: shortlist in full

CCIO of the Year

  • Dr Afzal Chaudhry - Renal consultant, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr James Reed - Consultant forensic psychiatrist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Brendan O'Brien - Consultant clinical informatics specialist, Health and Social Care Board (NI)
  • Joe McDonald - Director, Great North Care Record
  • Rowan Pritchard-Jones - Consultant plastic surgeon, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

CIO of the Year

  • Darren McKenna - Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Walliker - Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Luke Readman - East London Health and Care Partnership
  • Martin Egan - NHS Lothian
  • Vikki Lewis - Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Healthcare Industry Leader - People's Choice Award

  • Dr Claire Royston - medical director, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Dr John Steyn - GP, NHS Lothian
  • Kim Ryan - Staff midwife, National Maternity Hospital
  • Dr Russell Jones - Chorleywood Health Centre / Department of Computer Science, Brunel University
  • Sarah Judge - EPR AHP Lead & Physiotherapist, West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Best Global Digital Exemplar

  • Becoming a global digital exemplar with eHospital digital transformation - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Digital Liverpool - Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford GDE - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust drives up standards with McKesson Cardiology - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and McKesson Imaging and Workflow Solutions (Change Healthcare)

Trust / Board of the Year

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, CW+ Chelsea and Westminster NHS Health Charity, Digital Health.London Accelerator
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Best System or Initiative Adoption / Roll-out

  • Emergency Care Data Set - Royal College of Emergency Medicine / NHS Digital
  • E-Sepsis - Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • PPM+ EHR solution - Aire Logic and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Online Primary Care - eConsult
  • Right First Time at Point of Care - Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Best Mental Health Initiative

  • Reducing harm and empowering patients using a unique digital family intervention experience for patients with psychosis and schizophrenia - Healios
  • Innovative presentation of data to improve service user safety, reduce serious incidents and inform clinical caseload management - NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC
  • Online therapy - Headsted
  • Technology integrated healthcare management - Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Technology transformation at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust – BigHand

Best Nursing Technology

  • CareClox - University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Comprehensive nursing digital record roll out - Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust
  • EPR nursing documentation implementation - University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
  • Opening the GATE (Generic Assessment Tool and Evaluation) for collaborative working - Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Liverpool City Council and Informatics Merseyside
  • V-Care - The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Best App for Clinicians

  • BMJ Best Practice App - BMJ Best Practice in partnership with Box UK
  • DonorPath - NHS Blood and Transplant and Apadmi
  • Improving quality inspections through technology - North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Perfect Ward
  • Morse: data on the move - NHS Western Isles and Cambric Systems
  • Vision Anywhere - Vision

Best App for Patients and Carers

  • Addressing NHS Demand: an avatar-based virtual nurse to facilitate self-assessment, self-care advice and signposting to NHS111 and other services - Sensely UK, Advanced Computer Software Group, West Midlands Integrated Urgent Care Alliance
  • Baby Buddy phone app for parents and parents-to-be - Best Beginnings
  • Health Help Now app - NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Hypertension plans and management - Health Fabric and Crown Medical Practice (Alexin Healthcare CIC)
  • MyCareCentric epilepsy solution - Epilepsy Care Alliance

About the EHI Awards 2017
The EHI Awards are the only awards solely dedicated to celebrating success in the healthcare IT industry. This year’s judging panel is led by Professor Jonathan Wallace. Other panel members include Anne Cooper (NHS Digital), Dr Harpreet Sood (NHS England) and Ben Moody (Tech UK).

There are 49 shortlisted individuals or projects in ten categories. Shortlisted entrants will now be invited to a judging day in Birmingham on 30 October. The awards will be presented on 31 October, the first day of EHI Live 2017, and celebrated at a drinks reception.

About EHI Live 2017
EHI Live is the UK's leading event for all aspects of healthcare IT and digital health. This year's conference and exhibition takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 31 October and 1 November.

The conference is organised around nine streams, including roundtable events for CCIOs and CIOs, a renewed focus on mental health, primary care and population health management, and the hot topic of cyber security.

The exhibition will feature more than 150 companies, showcasing leading products and ideas that are shaping the future of the healthcare industry.

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