Using Technology to Improve Efficiency
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 suppliers to the NHS as well as to healthcare organisations in both the public and private sector, will recognise the ways technology is helping to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient.
- A clear rationale for the use of technology as a tool to improve efficiency
- An explanation of how the design and implementation of the technology solution drew on existing best practice
- Convincing evidence that the use of technology has increased efficiency
- Evidence that the use of technology has also led to improved patient care, improved experience and improved outcomes. This must have a quantitative aspect, but can include qualitative feedback as well.
- Technology which has been applied beyond departmental, organisational, and local boundaries.
- Alternatively, clear evidence the solution is potentially replicable and scalable.
- Quantitative and highly persuasive evidence that the use of technology has led to improved efficiency, and so improved value for money
- 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