Barnsley Hospital has been shortlisted for the ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award by the Health Tech Newspaper.

The Trust submitted an entry around its approach to Medicines Reconciliation and subsequent delivery of performance and has, in effect, developed a real time patient tracking tool which allows for patient identification.

Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Nisha Pounj-Taylor, has been heavily involved with the project. She said: “The medicines reconciliation dashboard has enabled us to identify all new patient admissions both by location and the time they were admitted thus allowing the pharmacy medicines management team to target those patients requiring medicines reconciliation. This has had a huge positive impact on us ensuring the target for undertaking medicines reconciliation is met which in turn and most importantly means better medicines optimisation and patient outcomes.”

HTN, the organisers of the awards, commented: “We have been overwhelmed with the response to the HTN Awards 2017. We have received entries featuring tech that has helped parents of premature babies, clinicians in decision making, organisations go paperless, ensuring information at the point of care and tech that has saved the NHS millions of pounds. We have to say we are very proud that we have the chance to showcase these projects.”

The shortlisted entries are:
Innovation of the Year

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre and Genmed
  • Ieso Digital Health
  • vCreate
  • Patients Know Best

The winners will be announced on 8 November.