LONDON, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A national care records scheme for Scotland, an online translation service for hospitals and software designed to help emergency and unplanned care services direct patients to the right service are among the winners in the BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008.

The BT e-Health Insider Awards were presented at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel tonight (17 November). The Awards recognise and reward the efforts of outstanding teams and individuals in UK healthcare information technology. There were eight categories in total, with awards for:

Best use of wireless healthcare, sponsored by Cisco Winner: Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust Entry: Wireless revolutionises patient care in multiple ways Excellence in Healthcare Information Management, sponsored by IMS Health Winner: University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Entry: Quality and Outcomes Research Unit - improving care delivery using data analysis. Healthcare ICT product innovation, sponsored by Quicksilva Winner: Sign Translate Ltd Entry: Sign Translate Hospital: providing translation online for sign language users and foreign language speakers. Best use of IMT to promote patient safety, sponsored by NHS Connecting for Health Winner: National Services Scotland Entry: The Emergency Care Summary: a summary of patient information available 24/7 Best use of ICT in patient and citizen involvement in healthcare, sponsored by Fujitsu Winner: NHS Choices Entry: New media sexual health initiative in the Humber region Healthcare IMT team of the year, sponsored by NHS Connecting for Health Winner: NHS Pathways Entry: An emergency care solution by the NHS for the NHS Healthcare ICT Champion of the Year, sponsored by Microsoft Winner: Sue Rushbrook, Head of Systems and Network Services, York Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust. Overall Winner, sponsored by McKesson Winner: University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Entry: Quality and Outcomes Research Unit - improving care delivery using data analysis.

The Awards are hosted and organised by the healthcare IT sector's leading online publication, E-Health Insider in partnership with the UK's largest supplier of healthcare IT services, BT Health. The purpose of the awards is to highlight and reward the hard work and innovation of the teams working in healthcare technology.

Jon Hoeksma, Editor of E-Health Insider said: Congratulations to the finalists who all reached a very high standard. The awards attracted almost twice as many entries this year and the competition increased correspondingly.

All the finalists' work reflects the great variety of ways in which information technology is making a positive impact on healthcare. The winners are all worthy of their titles and represent teams and organisations that are doing outstanding work in this sector.

Sir Jonathan Michael, Chief Executive, LSP Programme, BT Health. Commented: It is a great pleasure to be supporting the BT e-Health Insider Awards for the second year running. Through the course of the competition, we have seen examples of innovation, excellence and exemplary working practices. Together, these entries demonstrate a shared vision and commitment to improve the delivery of healthcare, which we can all celebrate and learn from.

For further information about the finalists, winners and their stories, please contact Linda Davidson on +44(0)77-1470-4840 or go to

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