Article: Entrants sparkle at HEE Innovation Awards

Author: KISS Communications
Date: KISS Communications

Organised by Heath Enterprise East (HEE) these awards recognise the best in health and care innovation from across the region and challenge staff working in the hub’s Member Trusts to come forward with innovative ideas for products and services that address unmet needs in the NHS and improve patient services.

Speaking on the awards Simon commented: “This is the 2nd year that KISS has sponsored these fantastic awards.  The entrants’ innovation encompasses deep tech, process change, service improvement and outstanding medical device development, all focused on improving patient outcomes. Dr. Anne Blackwood and her team work hard and achieve great results delivering innovation management and technology advisory to industry and the NHS.  HEE truly are the partner in realising innovation.”

Here are the winners in full:

Medical Technology

Peter Hoskin & team from East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust:
Fixation template device for the delivery of high dose radiation (brachytherapy) in prostate
cancer treatment.

Patient Safety

Dr Latha Thangaraj & team from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust:
Living in comfort, cherishing life - A project that has dramatically improved outcomes for
elderly patients following hip fracture surgery.

Software/ICT/Assistive Technology

Harikrishna Doshi & team from Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:
Lung donor offers – An App that automatically matches organ donors to an ideal recipient
from a pool of potential candidates without the need for manual selection.

Service Improvement

Philippa Taitt & team from Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 
A project that has increased efficiency and improved patient satisfaction by influencing ‘Did Not Attends’ (DNAs) in a busy radiology department.

SME Innovation
Andrea Haworth & team at Congenica Ltd:
A genome analytics platform for rapid and accurate genomic interpretation and diagnosis of genetic disorders.

Congratulations to all winners once again!

The HEE Innovation awards took place at the Radisson Blu Stansted last night and were sponsored by KISS Comminications.

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