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Hospital information technology team scoops double award nomination

The information technology (IT) team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) has received a double nomination for the Health Tech Newspaper (HTN) Now Awards 2023.

The team were shortlisted as a finalist for the Excellence in Innovation and Change category and the Digital Clinical Safety and Process Improvement category, which they were also highly commended for.

The HTN is an online platform for the health technology community which offers a unique and in-depth perspective on new technology projects underway.

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate innovations that have made a difference throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to share the innovations to help shape future services and systems across the health and social care sector.

Jeff Wood, deputy director of ICT at PAHT, said: “We are extremely pleased to see our efforts and team work widely recognised.

“Over the last few months, we have introduced various automatic testing processes to our clinical systems that are used to support patient flow across the hospital.

“We have also implemented a combination of robotic automated processes and electronic service referral forms to enhance experiences for both our patients and people.

“I am so proud of the team and look forward to working collaboratively with colleagues across PAHT on future initiatives.”

Phil Holland, chief information officer at PAHT, said: “Our IT team play a vital role in the daily running of our hospital and work so hard behind the scenes to provide an efficient and effective IT service.

“They continuously strive to deliver developments and improvements projects, to enable our teams to deliver high quality care and experiences for our patients.

“Congratulations team – this recognition is well deserved.”

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.

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