Digital Health & Care Awards 2022

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Welcome to Holyrood Connect’s 5th annual Digital Health and Care Awards, Scotland’s premier celebration of digital innovation across health and social care.

The awards recognise the achievements of the individuals and teams working in the health and social care sector whose creativity and innovation continues to put Scotland at the forefront of the digital revolution.

We’re delighted that the awards will be taking place in-person once again at a central Edinburgh location. Join us on the evening of 22nd as we come together to celebrate some of the fantastic work that has been taking place throughout the country over the past year.

Key dates for your diary. . .

Nominations Open: Monday, 8th November 2021

Nominations Close: Friday, 17th December 2021

Shortlist Announced: Week Commencing 17th January 2022

Awards Ceremony: Evening, Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Data Driven Innovation Award 

Data driven innovation, such as AI and automation, has the potential to transform health and social care. It can help public health practitioners deliver preventative medicine, improve treatment and save lives by leveraging the power of data to unlock new insights. This award will recognise projects that have taken advantage of data to improve the delivery of health and social care services. 

Innovative Mental Health Services Award 

COVID-19 has placed significant pressure on many people’s mental health, whilst simultaneously reducing their ability to access appropriate services. This award will celebrate an individual or organisation that has used an innovative digital approach to continue the delivery of mental health support during this incredibly challenging period. 

Technology Enabled Independent Living Award 

Supporting independent living and self-managed care is a key component of Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy. Digital technology can play a huge role in empowering individuals to manage their own care journey. This award celebrates the individuals and organisations from across health, social care, housing and the third sector, who are embracing technology to support more people to live independently 

Industry Collaboration Award 

Partnership working between innovative private sector vendors and the public sector is vital to achieving wide scale transformation of health and social care services. Developing a partnership that delivers positive outcomes for the public isn’t always straightforward. This award will recognise a private sector supplier that has demonstrated effective collaboration with a public or third sector client to deliver a successful digital transformation project. 

Digital Health and Care Team Award 

True transformation is rarely delivered by one individual – indeed, it benefits from a range of perspectives and skills. This award recognises teams across Scotland’s health and social care sector who have developed their skills and internal culture to deliver transformative digital projects that have improved the delivery of services. 

COVID-19 Response Award 

Scotland’s health and social care sector has been at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19. As well as dealing with the direct effects of the virus, the health and social care sector has seen non-COVID services face significant disruption. Innovation has been crucial during this period, and this award will celebrate one of the many technological solutions that have been rapidly developed and deployed since March 2020 to keep Scotland’s health and social care system running. 

Digital Leader Award 

Our Digital Leader Award recognises an individual that has played a key role in creating the environment and culture that has enabled a successful, large scale digital transformation project within health and social care. 

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Caroline Lamb
NHS Scotland
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Dr Donald Macaskill
Scottish Care
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Alyson Scurfield
TSA
Charles King
InterSystems

What are the Digital Health Awards?

The 5th annual Digital Health & Care Awards are Scotland’s premier celebration of digital innovation across health and social care.

Who is eligible to enter?

All public and third sector organisations are eligible to enter. We also have a collaboration category which private sector companies can enter. Projects must be based in Scotland.

Who do I enter?

You can apply online using our nomination form which is here. The process should not take longer then 20 minutes. There are 7 categories which are listed here.

Can I save my entry?

You can save your entry and come back to it later.

How many categories can I apply for?

The number of submissions is not limited. A project may be submitted in different categories.

Can I nominate my own project?

Yes!

When is the closing date for the Digital Health Awards?

Entries are due to close at 6pm on Friday 17th December 2021.

Is it free to enter?

Entries are free of charge.

When will I know if I have been shortlisted?

The shortlist will be announced on w/c 17th January 2022.

How will I know if I’ve won?

Winners will be annunced at the Digital Health Awards ceremony on 22nd February 2022.

When and where will the ceremony be held?

The ceremony will be held on the evening of the 22nd February 2022. Venue is currently TBC.

Will I receive tickets to the awards if I’m shortlisted?

Yes, all shortlisted nominees will receive a complimentary space to attend the awards dinner. 

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