Digital developments and new technologies offer the potential for transformational improvements in safety. Solutions might have a specific medical purpose which has demonstrable improvements to patient safety. Or they might support the workforce in the delivery of care that reduces errors or unwarranted variation – supporting safety improvements.
Digital transformation can also enable efficiency, freeing up clinical and nursing teams to spend more time with patients. The digitisation of clinical processes can help support real-time data capture that can lead to future service redesign, or safety improvements that drive better patient outcomes.
With a wide range of solutions on offer within varying disciplines, judges will be looking specifically for improvements in patient safety as a result of the implementation of a digital system or process, or where data has been used to drive transformation that has led to improved safety outcomes.
Entries are welcomed from across NHS and public health and care sector. Private suppliers and partners may apply in collaboration with the NHS in the UK but are ineligible to enter alone. Please note the entry must provide a clear case study surrounding the implementation or use of the digital system or process, or new technology – advertorials for a specific product or service will not be accepted.