Health Tech Awards 2020

The HTN Awards 2020, sponsored by CCube Solutions, celebrate great technology, partnerships, teams and innovations making a difference across health and care.

HTN would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined in and helped make the awards programme this year the best yet! 

On this webpage you will find a link to the video announcements, the finalists in the awards and a brief overview of their work and the winners and highly commended.


Health Tech Awards 2020

Overall Winner

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Excellence in Engagement and Communications

Winner:Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust for the Ask Alice project – Keeping pregnant women safe and reassured during Covid-19

Highly Commended: The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Critical Care during COVID19 : Converting paper to digital eforms

Best use of AI

Winner: Microsoft Research – InnerEye, Democratising AI for Medical Image Analysis

Highly Commended: Vtuls – Saving lives through AI-driven remote health monitoring of vulnerable patients

Best Use of Data

Winner:  Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust 

Highly Commended: University Hospital Southampton FT for data driven improvements of its IBD service 

Highly Commended: Draper and Dash for its Covid-19 Data Driven Modelling and Impact Assessment Tool 

Tech Project of the Year 

Winner: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 

Highly Commended: King’s Health Partners – Life Lines – a solution to support virtual visits in ICUs 

Highly Commended: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust with Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust the Neonatal Telehealth Partnership

Best Health Tech Start-up of the Year

Winner: Smartr Health Ltd – Constant core temperature monitoring

Highly Commended: Health-AI – for developing Intelligent Assistants to support drug dosing

Major Project Go Live

Winner: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust for going live with a major EPR project in 5 months 

Highly Commended: Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for deploying an ePMA solution in 4 weeks 

Highly Commended: Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust and Fortrus for delivering a paper free health record 

Best Health Tech Solution of the Year 

Winner: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for the Digital Child Growth Assessment programme

Highly Commended: HAS Technology

Delivering at Pace

Winner: Patienteer Croydon University Hospital for the development of a tool to manage COVID patients 

Highly Commended: Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership – Digital Covid Response Group

Most Promising Pilot

Winner: London Ambulance Service and Abbott plc for the Online Diagnostic Ambulance project 

Highly commended: Otsuka Health Solutions and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for Integrating data sources through the MaST COVID-19 dashboard in to the trust 

Highly commended: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Tyto Care – for the provision of remote, real-time and on-demand examinations for children and young people

Health Tech Team of the Year

Winner: Connected Nottinghamshire – for the digital programme across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System 

Highly Commended: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for delivering 50,000 hours of efficiency savings 

Partnership of the Year

Winner: Healthcall Solutions Limited – apartnership with seven NHS Foundation Trusts in the North East and North Cumbria

Highly Commended: CITS, CFT Digital Services and KCCG IM&T

Highly Commended: Inhealthcare and City Health Care Partnership

Best Digital First Project

Winner: Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust – a project using Virtual Reality to support patients, carers and families

Highly Commended: Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust for an in-house system referral triage system

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Winner: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and

Digital at the Point of Care

Winner: Imprivata and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust for a mobile technology project to support over 40 intensive care clinicians 

Highly Commended: Deontics for delivering a Covid 19 treatment pathway at the Royal Liverpool Hospital

Highly Commended: North Bristol NHS Trust for going paperless

Digital Primary Care 

Winner: Imprivata and Coventry and Warwickshire for supporting secure home working capabilities to more than 4,000 staff over a weekend, in preparation for the COVID-19 lockdown

Highly Commended: Medefer for its Virtual Outpatient Service

User-led Innovation and Experience

Winner: PEP Health for their work understanding patients experiences

Highly Commended: Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for their Inhouse developed NEXUS CoVID Tracker

Efficiency Savings of the Year

Winner: NHS Shared Business Service – for the Finance Robots project 

Highly Commended: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and DrDoctor for their work with patient follow management 

Highly Commended: Here Care Unbound for saving GPs time with safe delegation of pathology tests

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