The Reveal: Health Tech Awards 2023 Finalists

Our incredible team of judges have been busy scoring entries in the Health Tech Awards 2023, and we’re now delighted to reveal the finalists.

Following 1,000 hours of judging with almost 200 judges from across the NHS, and a whole lot of work from our writing team, we have ensured that you, our audience, can now delve into the entries in each category and read about the projects, digital teams and programmes that have made the awards shortlist!

To explore this year’s entries, please visit our dedicated page here, where you can browse by category and get stuck in to reading the entries – including their approach, successes and results.

To give you a taste of what the awards cover, here are a handful of comments from our judges…

  • “A very strong project displaying how quality caseload data can drive targeted transformation” – Adrian Jonas, chief analyst for the NW region, NHSE
  • “The entry demonstrated clear collaboration and shared vision across sites. It set ambitious targets which where reached. Evidenced consideration of both service users and staff. Well considered outcomes and developed business cases. Showed a clear use of change management and effective use and upskilling of clinicians to support the implementation and drive the change” – Jenni West, associate director for digital change, Innovation Agency (AHSN North West Coast)
  • “Best example of how AI improve patient’s outcomes by supporting seamless continuation of care for post stroke patients” and “using AI to modernising MDT discussion about patient’s case, effectively supporting patient recovery from stroke” – Yukie Kano, symptom control and palliative care research
  • “A great development in supporting clinicians to ensure consistency, quality or continuity of care with real time oversight” – Sarah Amani, chief nursing information Officer, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • “Improves communication for patients and healthcare provider alike” – Nicola Davies, managing partner, Highgate Group Practice
  • “Clearly supports a better quality patient focussed change in treatment delivery” – Peter Maclean, consultant haematologist, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • “Great number of statistics to back up the implementation which far exceeds all other submissions in this category. Exciting to see how this solution develops in the future” – Ramandeep Kuar, chief clinical information officer, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • “Simple solution that has made a substantial impact with regards to diagnosis of complex conditions” – Nikki Kahllon, performance improvement programme manager, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • “It has the potential to make a great positive impact on patients” and “the entry showed good outcome measures including cost efficiencies” – Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, chief clinical information officer and deputy chief medical officer, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • “Innovative and with massive impacts and improvements for patients diagnosis times as well as experience” – Daniel Rennie-Hale, director of integrated governance, quality and patient safety, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • “Really clear use case and clear implementation. Benefits are clearly apparent which benefit both patient and organisation / clinical staff” – Cleo White, innovation facilitator, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
  • “Innovative, patient-centred, with benefits beyond the aim” – Andrew Stradling, medical director, NHS LPP
  • “Novel project, scaled up with success, focussed on research based governance, tackled major issue with staff” – Sudip Ghosh, deputy executive medical director, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • “Increase in patient access to digital services, promotes self care and patient empowerment and engagement in care through digital access to services” – Felicia Akubue, theatre nurse practitioner, Royal Free NHS London

Our digital awards evening will take place 12 October 2023, when we will announce the winner and runner-up from each category. The evening is open to everyone to celebrate the teams, programmes and achievements and will be hosted live from 7pm on our website.

HTN would like to say a huge thank you to the awards sponsor, CCube Solutions, and a fantastic group of judges who helped review and analyse each entry to ensure the worthy winners are selected.