Healthcare Technology of the Year: Award Shortlist
Comtact’s specialist healthcare division, Comtact Healthcare, has been shortlisted for the National Technology Awards in the ‘Healthcare Technology of the Year’ category, for a project of change and improvement to revolutionise the technology infrastructure and capabilities of St. Andrew’s Healthcare – the UK’s largest charitable provider of secure mental healthcare.
Improved Patient Care & Outcomes
The project involved the implementation of mobile tablet technology across St Andrew’s Healthcare, as a key enabler of increased operational efficiency, improved data quality, with access to data ‘anywhere’ to support the move to a paperless working culture and improved quality of healthcare delivery.
The unique challenge of the project involved providing devices that were ruggedised and safe to use in ward areas, where there is potential for them to be used for self-harm, or as a weapon – where staff holding them may need to respond immediately to an emergency such as physical restraint. This was over and above the information governance, security and technical challenges of a whole organisation launch.
The award ceremony takes place on 17th May in London.