LONDON, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A web-based way to check worrying symptoms, an NHS trust that has transformed the information provided to managers and a national initiative to enable patient records to be transferred electronically from GP to GP are among the winners of the E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT.

The awards were presented at the London Hilton Hotel in Park Lane tonight (20 October) at a ceremony hosted by broadcaster, Emily Maitlis. The awards scheme, now in its third year is designed to recognise and reward the efforts of outstanding teams and individuals in UK healthcare information technology.

There were 10 categories in total, with awards for: Healthcare IMT team of the year - sponsored by Assist - NHS Waltham Forest - RiO programme implementation Best use of IMT to promote patient safety - sponsored by First DataBank Europe - Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Psychotherapy/ITC Service - Itinerant therapeutic community/out of hours service user-led e-support Best use of wireless healthcare - sponsored by Cisco Systems - Southampton University Hospital Trust - Wireless Remote Access Programme Best use of ICT in patient and citizen involvement in healthcare- sponsored by Microsoft - NHS Direct, Digital Public - Health and symptom checkers Excellence in healthcare information management- sponsored by IMS Health - North Bristol NHS Trust - Business intelligence initiative(Joint winner) - Audit Commission - Web-based National Benchmarker (Joint winner) Healthcare ICT product innovation - sponsored by Quicksilva - MCP Systems Consultants Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust - 3M RFID case note tracking system Excellence in healthcare ICT service delivery - sponsored by E-Health Insider Primary Care - McKesson UK - McKesson Shared Services - University Hospitals of Leicester payroll Best use of telehealth and telecare -sponsored by iSOFT - TeleMedCare; NHS Norfolk, Norfolk County Council; Barchester Health Group - Population-based Telemedcare Innovation in healthcare interoperability - sponsored by InterSystems - NHS Connecting for Health - GP2GP Overall winner - sponsored by BT Health - NHS Waltham Forest - RiO programme implementation

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: With nearly 200 entries this year the E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT go from strength to strength. Congratulations to all the winners who are obviously doing great work in their respective areas of e-health.

Healthcare information technology is a vital component of all plans for modernising the NHS and producing health services that are fit for the 21st century. We are proud to celebrate the work of people who are showing the way forward in this sector.

Sir Jonathan Michael, Managing Director, BT Health, commented: BT is delighted to be supporting the E-Health Insider Awards for the third year running. Once again the entries haven't failed to impress, and have been of a consistently high standard. Tonight is a celebration of excellence and exemplary working practices in healthcare ICT and demonstrates that innovation is alive and well in the NHS. Congratulations to the winners.

Background to E-Health Insider

E-Health Insider, is the only independent online news and information service dedicated to UK healthcare information technology. Over 24,000 IT industry and NHS professionals are registered users of the E-Health Insider portal and readers of its weekly e-mailed newsletter.

Background to BT Health

BT is one of the world's biggest providers of IT services and solutions to the healthcare market, helping to transform the way health professionals communicate and deliver patient care.

SOURCE: E-Health Media Ltd

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