Paperless Pioneers – Aire Logic & LTHT selected as finalists in The Public Sector Paperless Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that Aire Logic and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust’s ppm+ enterprise platform has been selected as a finalist for the ‘Best Use of E-Forms’ category of The Public Sector Paperless Awards 2018. A new feature of the platform – scan4safety – has also been shortlisted for the ‘Paperlite Project of the Year.’

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office and Lead Minister for GDS, Caroline Nokes MP explains the purpose of the awards; “The Public Sector Paperless Awards provide a welcome opportunity to recognise and reward those contributing to public sector digital transformation. Decreasing our use of paper is a key part of our strategy to transform the way government works through digital tools and techniques – and is, of course, a laudable goal in its own right.”

The awards are open to anyone operating in the public sector, and entrants this year include organisations such as local councils, the Ministry of Justice, NHS Trusts, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Defence.

The awards received over 250 entries and each submission was considered by an expert panel of judges, with representatives from institutions including Tech UK, NHS England and the Parliamentary Digital Services.

Aire Logic and LTHT have nominations in two categories of the awards. The ppm+ enterprise platform has already received several awards and accolades, including the recent AHSN Innovation, Improvement and Impact Award. The project demonstrates how the NHS can build and deploy its own clinically led Electronic Health Record and how it has already led to improvements in areas such as financial savings, clinical safety and patient outcomes. The solution was specifically designed using digital forms-based technology, enabling massive scale roll-out and expansion with relatively small effort and cost to the trust. It now supports around 400,000 paperless record submissions every month (including eObservations and Handovers).

The second project to be recognised is the recent scan4safety initiative. This will make 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 awards ceremony will take place at the Manchester Hilton on 19th July.

For more information about our nominated projects, click here.