Technology has the clear potential to improve patient care – through enabling remote monitoring, for example, or ensuring that all clinicians have the same information about a patient. But it also has the benefit of improving productivity and efficiency.
A community healthcare worker who can complete forms on an iPad rather than paper is likely to be more efficient, the doctor who can use speech recognition software to write letters more productive, and the nurse who only sees patients once monitoring shows a visit is necessary able to use resources in the most effective way.
This award, which is open to healthcare organisations across the public and third sectors, will recognise the ways technology is helping to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient. Solution providers helping the NHS and health sector organisations are invited to enter the HSJ Partnership Awards, which celebrate collaboration with the private sector.