Aire Logic and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust partnership selected as ehi award finalist

Aire Logic was delighted to have been shortlisted for the Best System or Initiative Adoption / Roll-out category of the prestigious 2017 ehi Awards, for its work with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT). 

The 11th ehi Awards was held on October 31st at the NEC Birmingham, following day 1 of the ehi LIVE event.

The ehi Awards recognise innovation and achievements in the healthcare technology sector. The Best System or Initiative Adoption / Roll-out category specifically looked for a project that demonstrated creativity, interoperability, and scalability, as well as measurable cost efficiencies and improved healthcare outcomes.

Aire Logic and LTHT entered the award with their PPM+ project. This collaboration aimed to prove the NHS could build and deploy its own enhanced EHR cost-effectively, and on a large scale, integrating LTHT’s best of breed solutions to provide an overall patient care record. The PPM+ solution was specifically designed using digital forms-based technology at its core, enabling massive scale roll-out and expansion with relatively small effort and cost to the trust. The resulting model is innovative, efficient and transferable. Importantly, the eForms technology gives clinical staff control over their healthcare IT, allowing them to quickly and easily create and implement sophisticated eForms to support the latest clinical practice.

PPM+ has become mission critical to the operation of the trust and wider region. It supports around 280,000 paperless record submissions every month (with this figure rapidly increasing). Currently, the system has approximately 14,300 users, with around 5,000 actively writing into the EHR.

Beyond LTHT, PPM+ supports West Yorkshire’s shared Acute Oncology Care Record, the Yorkshire & Humber Genomics Medical Centre, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (early pilot), and the Leeds Care Record (LCR) which integrates health and social care across the city.

After being initially shortlisted in September, representatives from Aire Logic and LTHT delivered a presentation and held a Q&A session with a judging panel of industry leaders earlier this week.

Jane Gregson, Informatics Programme Manager at LTHT said Aire Logic’s pragmatic yet innovative approach to healthcare technology has helped us deliver an affordable solution that significantly enhances our capabilities in delivering improved healthcare services to our local community.”

Dr Michael Odling-Smee, director of Aire Logic, said Working with LTHT on ppm+ has been an incredibly interesting, at times challenging, but ultimately rewarding programme to be involved in. The clinically-led vision and ambition of the trust, combined with our own healthcare IT experience, innovation and agile delivery approach, has delivered a fantastic product that meets the Trust’s clinical needs, and provides the platform for scaling out further in the future.”

Aire Logic would like to congratulate the winners, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the other finalists, for their innovative work across the healthcare IT sector.

Find out more about our project here.