On 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London teams from DLS and Modality stepped up to the podium to receive their HSJ Award for Using Technology to Improve Efficiency.
And what an achievement to be proud of.
The awards were created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK. Alastair McLellan, Editor of the HSJ said:
“The entries to this year’s HSJ Awards grew by 20% with the 23 categories receiving an average 70 entries each. There is not a similar healthcare awards the world over which is so fiercely contested. Now, more than ever, we must work harder to encourage, recognise and celebrate excellence in the NHS. The service has chosen the HSJ Awards as the vehicle for this mission. We are very proud of that and of all our shortlisted and winning entrants”.
The award is designed to highlight technology innovation with the clear potential to improve patent care, productivity and efficiency as outlined in Personalised Health and Care 2020 and use resource in the most effective and efficient way.
Specifically, those on the shortlist had to demonstrate efficiencies achieved through the implementation of information technology, including financial savings and service improvements, implementation and deployment, staff engagement, benefits realisation, a patient-centered approach, comprehensive training strategies and identification of taking best practice to a new level.
Robin Vickers, Chief Executive at Digital Life Sciences was delighted with the award;
“This evening we beat every large technology company that entered the awards (over 200) because together with our partners Modality, we have a difference to people’s healthcare through technology.
We didn’t just deliver technology, we enabled a change in the way healthcare is delivered.
This is what matters and it is what differentiates us from all other digital health companies. This award follows a clean sweep on technology at the ‘healthcare value’ awards (3 awards for technology that changes healthcare).