An impressive line-up of finalists has been revealed ahead of the 2022 edition of the HETT Unexpected Innovation Awards, which celebrates the cutting edge of digital and healthtech innovation across the UK. The industry-leading event recognises champions of digital health innovation and highlights great stories of transformation witnessed over the past year.

The great and the good from across the healthcare industry will descend upon The Tower Hotel in London on Wednesday 23 November for a glittering gala evening of awards, dinner and fantastic company. The black-tie event will kick-off with a welcome drinks reception and offer plenty of opportunities to network with industry peers, colleagues, and friends from across the digital health ecosystem.

An expert panel of judges has carefully read each submission, before selecting three finalists in each of the 14 categories.

Commenting on the tough task the judges faced in selecting the finalists, Emma-Victoria Fell, Event Director of HETT Show (Healthcare Excellence Through Technology), said: “I am sure you’ll agree the healthtech space has witnessed monumental change over the last couple of years. These awards are designed to celebrate the incredible levels of innovation, dedication and hard work displayed right across the sector. It is clear that each of the finalists have made a significant impact within the communities they serve.

“The HETT team is excited to bring the industry together to recognise their outstanding efforts. Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist! Now it is time to book your tickets. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in November.”

Here are your finalists for the HETT Unexpected Innovation Awards 2022:

Digital Team of the Year

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Innovation & Intelligent Automation (IIA) Team
  • The NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster Logistics and Supply Chain ELHT Theatre Team
  • The v.FND Service, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Unexpected Innovator of the Year

  • Myles Ackley, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wendy Blumenow, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clare Cassidy, Technical Architect at Northwest Shared Infrastructure Services
  • Avie Luthra, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey NHS Trust (BEH)

Best Primary Care Digital Project

  • Digital Mental Health Programme, Scotland
  • Gillingham South Primary Care Network and NHS South, Central and West (SCW)
  • Soar Beyond Heart Failure Project Team with North Bristol NHS Trust & NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board

‘That will never work Award’ - Most Creative and Disruptive Solution

  • Digital Health and Care Wales - National Digital Design for Looked After Children Services
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Alertive App
  • Queen Victoria Hospital: Community Diagnostic Centre – End to End System Pathway

Integrated Care Collaboration

  • Digital Health and Care Wales - National Digital Design for Looked After Children Services
  • NHS England, AHSN Network and Health Innovation Manchester - National Innovation Collaborative for Digital Health 
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust And ICS – Patient Flow Dashboard

Best User-centered Design approach

  • UCLPartners Proactive Care Frameworks
  • University Hospitals Plymouth – SeeEHR
  • Surrey and Borders Foundation Trust – Design Team Magma

Digital service for children and young people

  • Digital Futures Team, Paediatric Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Impact VR - Sheffield Hallam University

Data innovation Award - RPA/AI/Data

  • CogStack Team
  • WNB AI Tool - Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • RPA EDYS Team -Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Long Stay Risk Score - Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust 

Best Digital Innovation in Mental Health

  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wysa / Dorset HealthCare

Best Designed Virtual Service

  • Cush Health Digital Platform (NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs)
  • The v.FND Service, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Medway Foundation Trust – SMART Service

Trojan Mouse (Steady and incremental approach to transformation)

  • The Digital Cataract Service Team at Moorfields Eye Centre Croydon
  • Linda Skinner – Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kumbi Kariwo – Birmingham Community Health Care Foundation Trust

Digital Workforce Improvement

  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Mobile App
  • NHS Covid-19 Digital Staff Passport Team, NHS England
  • Medicine Division Workforce Team (RSCH & PRH Hospitals), University Hospitals Sussex
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - EPS Pilot project

Most Innovative Solution for a Healthcare Wicked Problem

  • Definition Health
  • Diligram Limited
  • Infinity Health

Industry Collaborator

  • Better (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Sapien Health

Visit the HETT Unexpected Innovation Awards for more information about the event.

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