The Technology & Health Innovation Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.

This Award is intended to showcase the use of technology to improve public health services including (but not limited to) pathway redesign, training and professional development, public health campaigns, a new device or incorporation of a new technology into a service i.e. apps, health and social media.

2017 shortlist

Best Beginnings – Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings – Best Beginnings
Photo: Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings aims to inform and empower parents and professionals to reduce health inequalities, so that all children in the UK have the best start in life, by creating and distributing engaging digital resources that are fully endorsed and recommended by healthcare professionals, training healthcare professionals and influencing policy.

 

Healios – Healios

Healios – Healios
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Healios is a specialist provider of psychological services focused on delivering improved outcomes and user experience for people affected by mental illnesses.

It is the only provider of online Family Intervention (FI), enabling patients and their families to access the same high quality care no-matter where they are in the country.

Solutions 4 Health – FallsFree4Life: QTUG Technology

Solutions 4 Health – FallsFree4Life: QTUG Technology
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FallsFree4Life (FF4L) aims to provide early detection of falls risk using innovative QTUG technology and prevention interventions to lower risk, prevent hospital admissions, and reach BME populations.

Both Bracknell and Slough Councils have commissioned FF4L for their 65+ years and 60+ years residents respectively.

 

Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists will be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).

The winners will be announced at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will take place on Thursday 19 October at the East Wintergarden in London.

 

Award criteria

Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:

  • Innovations which relate to improvements in primary and community care
  • The appropriate use of technology – apps and interactive websites to improve health
  • Innovations that integrate health care and health improvement
  • Activities that contribute to the research and generation of technological knowledge for health improvement

2016 winner

Photo: R McKinnon
Barts Health NHS Trust Sexual Health Services

Project: The eSexual Health Clinic System for Sexually Transmitted Infection Management, Prevention and Control

Barts Health NHS Trust developed, implemented and evaluated an online medical care system for STI management, prevention and control. It enables a person tested for chlamydia to get their test result and all medical management online by following an automated online clinical consultation, leading to collection of antibiotics from a community pharmacy...read more.

Find out more about previous winners.