System C partners win big for digital excellence at HSJ Digital Awards 2023
23rd June 2023
System C partner, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) came away from last night’s national HSJ Digital Awards as winners of both categories it had been shortlisted for. The Children’s Emergency Department Team won Digital Team of the Year and Dr Mark Lyttle, Consultant Paediatrician, received the award for Digital Leader of the Year for their work digitising the department and interfacing partner services using System C solutions.
Another winning partner on the night was BadgerNet user, Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, taking home the Improving Back-office Efficiencies Through Digital award with its Maternity Intelligent Automation Transformation Programme.
UHBW was recognised for its pioneering use of digital clinical noting that has enabled the Trust’s busy paediatric Emergency Department at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to reduce reliance on paper forms. The new electronic processes, powered by System C’s CareFlow Clinical Noting, have halved the time it takes to triage patients, ensuring care is directed rapidly at the sickest children.
In a further boost to patient care and safety, the major digital programme also included the rollout of a new digital Casualty card (Cas card) which is transforming documentation and communication around the hospital – with significant efficiency and time-saving benefits.
On presenting the Digital Team of the Year award, the HSJ judges said: We felt that this team evidenced what this category is all about. A sincere and determined effort to support patients and enable their team to improve safety, quality, and care across the board. This is an outstanding entry that demonstrates the teamwork and dedication needed for successful implementation of digital services.
Dr. Mark Lyttle, Children’s Emergency Care Consultant (CED) and Senior Research Fellow at UHBW said: The success of this programme has only been possible through the collaboration, engagement, and passion of those in the clinical and digital environments in UHBW, and partner organisations. It has been truly humbling and inspirational to work with this exceptional group of people, who demonstrate all that is best in UHBW and the NHS.
Each and every member of the team has consistently gone above and beyond, often giving their own time, to exceed our aspirations in demonstrating the art of the possible. It has been genuinely uplifting to witness first-hand across the team that this has been driven by the desire to improve patient care and facilitate our clinical teams to achieve this goal.