Aire Logic and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust once again wowed judges with their collaborative PPM+ project, this time at the Medilink North of England Healthcare Business Awards.
Prior to the event, a spokesperson for the awards explained why the Medilink North of England Healthcare Business Awards were established: “In association with Insider, this prestigious awards ceremony will see industry, academia and the NHS come together to toast the achievements of health sector organisations across the North… The awards evening is intended as a showcase for the Northern Powerhouse, and an industry so vital to the health and wellbeing of the region. It’s a chance to demonstrate the North’s capabilities, innovation and commercial successes.”
The PPM+ project was chosen as the winner of the Advances in Digital Healthcare category, having been selected as one of six shortlisted entries earlier in the year. The entry describes the successes that have been realised across Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust since introducing PPM+, a sophisticated eForms platform that has digitised processes across the organisation and now supports around 900,000 paperless record submissions every month.
The judges said that this category was extremely competitive, and that the project “showed excellent work in an important field. The North is becoming nationally known for data management.” One aspect of the project they were particularly impressed with was the scan4safety initiative. This has made aspects of the EHR available on mobile devices, allowing staff to open the EHR by scanning the patient’s wristband, and perform activities such as associating the patient with products (e.g. heart stent) or locations (e.g. ward and bed number.) The project has already delivered substantial time and cost savings. The judges said that “barcode technology has been difficult to implement within the NHS but [at LTHT] it is working very well.”
Dr Michael Odling-Smee, Technical Director at Aire Logic said, “We are delighted to win this award for advances in digital healthcare, as showing that healthcare technology can be easily implemented, and have far-reaching benefits, is really at the heart of what we do. We hope that, as PPM+ continues to receive more attention and recognition, other organisations will be able to use our success to explore ways they can improve their own digital landscapes, to provide quality care and reduce some of the burdens faced by the NHS.”
PPM+ is built using Aire Logic’s forms4health technology. To find out how Aire Logic could support digitisation in your organisation, please contact us or click here to learn more about forms4health.