Driving Efficiency through Technology Award

How to apply

  1. Register an account.
  2. Start your entry (save it in-progress).
  3. Submit your entry to be in the running.

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For any questions, please contact Ryan Bessent

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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.


  • What was the context in which services were delivered where technology could have made efficiency improvements?
  • Why was technology the most appropriate solution?
  • What goals were set in the implementation and operation of a technology solution?
  • How were stakeholders considered and impact assessed?
  • Describe any partnership or collaborative working either with a supplier or other entity.


  • Judges are looking for convincing evidence that the use of technology has increased efficiency leading to improved service delivery and better care.
  • Provide evidence that the use of technology has also led to improved experience and improved outcomes. This must have a quantitative aspect but can include qualitative feedback as well.
  • Describe the financial impacts and include value for money assessment. 


  • How has technology been applied beyond departmental, organisational, and local boundaries?
  • How has the solution impacted other teams and organisations?
  • What efforts have been made to share results?


  • Provide quantitative evidence that the use of technology has led to improved efficiency, and so improved value for money.
  • How has the solution impacted patient and staff experience? 


  • Provide evidence that all relevant staff were engaged in the design and subsequent implementation of the technology solution
  • Evidence that patients were involved in the design and implementation of the technology solution
  • A strong partnership between the vendor/s of the technology and staff in the organisations at which it has been implemented

Driving Efficiency through Technology Award

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Driving Efficiency through Technology Award

To find out more

Entries, attendance and sponsorship enquiries, contact Ryan Bessent  0207 608 9045;
Media and marketing enquiries, contact Honey de Gracia 0207 608 9002;
Judging and event management, contact Sheena Patel 0207 608 9039