Two NHS organisations recognised for technology use

Two NHS organisations have won prizes at the 2018 HTN Awards for their work using InsterSystems technology.

Coordinate My Care was the winner of the ‘Digital at the Point of Care’ Award. The clinical service in London uses InterSystems HealthShare to build digital urgent care plans for patients with urgent or end-of-life care needs, sharing the plans with London’s emergency and out-of-hours providers with the aim of delivering appropriate care, and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

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.”

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the first to use InterSystems TrakCare as its electronic patient record, was the winner of the ‘Impact of the Year’ award. The Trust is looking to achieve the HIMSS EMRAM stage in 7 within three years.

Dr Graham Evans, chief information and technology officer, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Enabling efficient care is essential if we are to continue to meet patients’ needs in the NHS. Our work in North Tees and Hartlepool 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 health technology 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.”

The judges included GPs and clinical commissioning group IT leads, as well as project managers, clinical leads and IT directors from acute trusts and mental health and community providers.

Commenting on the awards, David Hancock, client engagement director at InterSystems, said: “Our customers continue to show what can be achieved with technology for improving the lives of patients and staff in the NHS. Projects like this are about transforming the way our health and care providers can deliver sustainable services in ways that matter to patients and the people delivering their care. It is great to see the strong impact achieved by these two pioneering NHS customers recognised by peers for others to see.”



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