The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded ‘Best Global Digital Exemplar’ by the e-Health Insider (ehi) awards.
The Trust were also finalists in a number of other categories including ‘Best System or Initiative Adoption’ for E-sepsis, which was recently praised by the Secretary of State for Health at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo. In addition our chief information officer, David Walliker was also a finalist for ‘Chief Information Officer of the Year’.
"Winning best Global Digital Exemplar is a fantastic achievement, for all 3 trusts and for Liverpool. I am proud that our staff are being recognised for the fantastic digital work that is taking shape in Liverpool. The achievements are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff and the creative ideas being shared within the organisations to improve patient care. A brilliant example of this is the innovative work around e-sepsis, which is helping us to keep our patients safe. E-Sepsis uses electronic systems and advanced technology to alert teams of the dangerous symptoms of sepsis, which when identified early can save lives. I am humbled to also have been nominated as chief information officer of the year. It is a privilege to work with so many talented individuals and teams and fantastic to see the patient outcomes we are already achieving through our digital work. Well done to all involved, this is a huge credit to the hard work and commitment."
Winning the best Global Digital Exemplar award for Digital Liverpool is a significant achievement for the Trust, and for Liverpool.
Part of the Digital Liverpool programme will introduce electronic patient records at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Aintree University Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital and will give healthcare professionals across the three trusts the ability to access the same electronic patient record.
This will enhance the service we deliver to patients and improve the consistency of patient data, ultimately making patient experience better.
Dr Simon Bowers, chair and digital clinical director of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group added,
“I’m incredibly proud that Liverpool has won best Global Digital Exemplar of the year and finalists in a number of national EHI awards. Digital Care and Innovation is critical to both enable and transform care delivery for our patients through Healthy Liverpool. The achievements to date place Liverpool firmly on the map as a leading city in digital transformation.
This is fantastic and I am confident that with our plans, we will continue to develop, innovate and grow from strength to strength making a difference for our population. I would like to extend a huge well done and thank you to all involved.”
The Digital Liverpool programme aims to transform digital care for staff and patients, building significant digital investment and capability across the city. The initiatives will also enable the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital to become a ‘digital first’ hospital.
The programme has four phase’s digital innovation, new Royal, electronic patient records and digital transformation.
The annual awards ceremony is the UK’s only event dedicated to recognising innovation and achievements in the healthcare IT industry.