Aire Logic and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust snapped up two Awards and a Highly commended  at the Building Better Healthcare Awards on 31 October.  The joint entry On Top Form was centred around the digitisation of a Functional Gut Disorder form, to allow patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome to monitor their symptoms recording them on any device, at any time they like, to support their care.

Results from the form are uploaded to the patient record system in readiness for a clinician to review prior to the next patient appointment, meaning they can spend time at that consultation focusing on delivering more personalised care.

The project based on Aire Logic’s forms4health platform, won the Best Healthcare Software – Patient Centred Award, with the judges commenting ‘This is really useful for patients to provide evidence in terms of how they are feeling. It also provides really useful feedback to clinicians in charge of their care, and it’s really easy to use, which is vital’

The project was also put forward, and became joint winner for the Patient’s Choice Award, for the best patient centred innovations at the whole event. In this category the judges acknowledged how the solution empowered patients and supported them in ownership of symptom management, which in turn helps to relieve anxiety and stress in this cohort of patients.

Head Judge Patricia Wilkie said:

This explains the issue to a patient in a way that is not embarrassing, with good infographics and is a way for the patient to advise their clinician, and is clearly very patient focused

The solution was also Highly Commended in the Clinicians’ Choice Award, in the judges opinion demonstrating effective use of technologies to enhance clinical services.

Michael Odling-Smee, CTO at Aire Logic said:

It’s fabulous that our forms4health solution with it’s flexibility and ability to deliver in a range of healthcare settings is being recognised in this way. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Leeds Community Health to deliver a project that is really making a difference.

Mark Simpson, Project Officer at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust said:

We are thrilled this collaborative project has won these Awards. The Patient stamp of approval is the greatest accolade for anyone working in the NH and we‘re delighted our digitised form has met that mark