Lenus Health is proud to reveal that the collaborative DYNAMIC project with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to transform chronic lung disease care with data and predictive AI has been shortlisted for Optimising Clinical Pathways Through Digital at the inaugural HSJ Digital Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase their achievements on a national platform.
The pressures faced across the healthcare sector haven’t been far from the headlines over the past 12 months – yet the quality and overriding positivity of the award entries this year highlight the enduring devotion of workers within the health and social care sector, dedicated to improving patient outcomes.
An impressive 314 entries have been received for the HSJ Digital Awards 2023, with 164 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 120 organisations). The high volume - and exceptional quality – of applications is once again reflecting the breadth of innovation and care across the UK's health and care systems.
In its opening year, the HSJ Digital Awards aims to shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the digital sector deliver on a daily basis.
The judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including;
Ifan Evans (Executive Director, Digital Strategy, NHS Wales), Dr Nnenna Osuji (Chief Executive, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust), Jonathan Cameron (Deputy Director - Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government), Ronke Adejolu, National Associate Chief Nursing Information Officer, NHS England), Masood Ahmed (CCIO, NHS Midlands) and Ananta Dave (Chief Medical Officer, Black Country and West Birmingham ICB).
The whole team are delighted to have been shortlisted for an HSJ Digital Award, it underlines the hard work that has been going on to improve the patient experience and provide them with the same high standards of care from home.Dr Chris Carlin, consultant respiratory physician at NHSGGC
Following the thorough judging process, Lenus Health and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde were shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (June 22nd). Despite the tough competition, the DYNAMIC Project really did stand out as a ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist. At this first stage of judging, the shortlist was based on ambition; outcome; value; involvement & working together and crucially, how the project might be “picked up” and replicated elsewhere for the benefit of both patients and professional colleagues.
I am delighted to see the significant impact our collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has had on patients and as a step change in AI for chronic disease care being recognised for an HSJ Digital Award.Paul McGinness, CEO of Lenus Health
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects more than 1.2 million people in the UK and is the second leading cause of emergency hospital admission. A digital service developed by Lenus Health with extensive patient and clinician input at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been successfully evaluated, showing sustained use and reduced admissions, and scaled to 500 patients with COPD across the health board to provide supported self-management. As part of the project, the world’s first predictive AI models for use in direct care of COPD have also been developed and trialled under the DYNAMIC-AI clinical investigation.
Dr Chris Carlin, consultant respiratory physician at NHSGGC and project lead said: “The whole team are delighted to have been shortlisted for an HSJ Digital Award, it underlines the hard work that has been going on to improve the patient experience and provide them with the same high standards of care from home.
“We’re seeing more and more patients engaging with the DYNAMIC system and they know that when they have a flare-up in their symptoms, they don’t need to press the crisis button, they don’t need to present themselves to the emergency department, they can speak with an expert through the app who can provide real-time updates, advice and treatment.
“This system not only has a hugely positive impact on the patients using it, but on hospital teams too.”
Paul McGinness, CEO of Lenus Health, said: “Transforming COPD care with digital tools has been a critical step towards reducing hospital admissions and making predictive AI a reality in direct care. I am delighted to see the significant impact our collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has had on patients and as a step change in AI for chronic disease care being recognised for an HSJ Digital Award."
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds: “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Lenus Health and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Optimising Clinical Pathways Through Digital. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!
“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in June, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of all our NHS staff, all year round.”
The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central on June 22nd 2023.
The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ Digital Awards can be found at https://digitalawards.hsj.co.uk/ alongside details of the Awards partners; https://digitalawards.hsj.co.uk/partners
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