Whilst the ever-changing healthcare technology landscape provides a constant flow of new opportunities, the rise of the CCIO role across NHS organisations is testament to the fact that there is little point in developing tools that clinicians and patients do not have the capacity or capability to use. To ensure clinician engagement, technology uptake has now begun to be implemented as part of a complete overhaul of processes and clinical pathways, with clear benefits to clinical outcomes, patient safety and quality of care.
The undeniable necessity of prioritising digital ways of working as part of the COVID-19 response has further built on all this progress.
This award recognises digital transformations underpinned by a clear clinical need, and that has resulted in better and faster coordination of care, enabling patients and service users to receive the most appropriate care in the most appropriate settings.
This award is open to all NHS organisations who have leveraged technology to drive process changes and improvements in clinical operations.