You may have read in our blog some weeks ago that we had been shortlisted for the EHI Awards 2015 in the Excellence in Mobile Healthcare category. At the time we didn’t know a lot about who else was involved or the overall process but we have a lot more to share as we are now…
As you can imagine we are very excited about this, so in this blog we thought it would share a little more about the process we’ve been through so far and how the big presentation day went.
Before that though, we would like to officially extend a huge thank you to Kathy Lanceley, who is Deputy CIO at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for really driving MIA Maternity as a project forward over the last year. Kathy was kind enough to come to the EHI presentation day and present MIA Maternity for us from a user perspective. This was great for MIA as it wasn’t just us saying, ‘Yeah we have a great solution’ it was someone who uses it every day and has been through the whole collaborative design process with us. We are so grateful that Imperial are on this journey with us and they really are a pleasure to work with.
Last Wednesday we were invited to Leicester City Football Stadium to give a presentation on our mobile app for clinicians (in this case Midwives)- MIA Maternity. MIA Maternity is an intuitive and easy-to-use application that can be downloaded from the app store and used by community health care workers to minimise travelling time, improve compliance and eradicate all those handwritten paper forms and ultimately see more of those time and resources spent on patient centred care. The aim is to make for happier midwives and in turn, happier (and healthier) mums and babies.
As previously mentioned Kathy herself did the majority of the presentation, expertly answering the judges questions and gladly singing the praises of MIA at Imperial. The venue was gorgeous, with great views across the countryside out of one side, and a prime pitch view box on the other.
Our judges were Adrian Byrne the Director of IM&T at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Natalie Bateman who is the Head of Health and Social Care at Tech UK and Darren Holmes the Head of ICT at St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. They were very focussed and direct with their Q&A, which we liked.
So it’s a week since then and last night we got the email that we have in fact been chosen as finalists for the award! The whole awards will come together for a lavish evening of entertainment on October 1st for a black-tie ceremony in Central London at the stunning Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Ballroom- we are really looking forward to it.
We would like to extend all the best to the other finalists: Blithe Computer Systems, Horizon Strategic Partners, Mobizio, Nervecentre Software and St Andrew’s and Contact Healthcare and we look forward to meeting you all at the awards night.
We will be sure to keep you updated and wish us luck!