The HSE Digital Transformation team, a division of the HSE’s eHealth function (the Office of the CIO), were recent award winners at the Irish Healthcare Awards on Tuesday 1st December 2020. The virtual online event this year as a result of COVID-19 restrictions were hosted by the Irish Medical Times and had over 200 virtual attendees.
The judges this year includes some of the country’s most respected physicians, educators, patient advocates, medical journalists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to ensure that their values of credibility and transparency were upheld throughout judging. These included Lloyd Mudiwa, Editor of Irish Medical Times, Dr. Gozie Offiah, Senior Lecturer at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Dermot Power, Consultant Geriatrician and President of Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.
Overall, the Digital transformation team were successful in two categories and partners in a further two categories. These include winner of the “Educational Meeting of the Year” category for “HSE Digital Academy - HSE Digital Academy Masters Programme & Digital Academy Forum”. In addition the team received a 1st Commendation in the category of “Best Covid-19 Response: Public sector (Non-Hospital)” for “HSE Digital Transformation Team - HSE Digital Response to COVID-19 - The Big Bang Disruption in Digital Health”.
Finally, the team were associated with two other categories. These were “RedZinc Services Ltd - BlueEye Clinic video consultation to keep clinics open during COVID-19” for their “Best Response to COVID-19- Private Sector” and a 1st Commendation for “patientMpower - COVID-19 Remote Monitoring Programme”.
The overall winner deservingly was the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) who initially were the frontline respondents for Covid 19 testing.
Speaking at the announcement, Professor Martin Curley, Director of HSE Digital Transformation said “we are thrilled with this national recognition for our efforts in aligning the digital health ecosystem and the co-delivery of important digital solutions in response to COVID-19. The recognition encourages us to redouble our efforts to lead and catalyse Digital Transformation of our Health Service. I would like to sincerely thank all our colleagues across the HSE family for their dedication in supporting our digital transformation initiatives and my core team of Ross, Lorraine and Des who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis.”
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To play back the event online visit https://irishhealthcareawards.ie/IHCAs2020/en/page/awards-page