NHS Tayside staff are celebrating after picking up a prestigious award at the NHS Scotland eHealth awards held in Edinburgh.
The eHealth team worked alongside clinical staff to create a programme that would allow a universal view of a patient’s record.
The system, which, is called the Clinical Portal System, allows all clinicians in Tayside, whether working in primary or secondary care, to securely access one virtual record for their patients.
The system has been rolled out across NHS Tayside and has been said to transform the working practices for many.
The system currently has around 4,000 active users, which is available to every clinician across the whole of NHS Tayside.
The members of the eHealth team collected the award for Best Use of Innovative IT for Patient care during the NHS Scotland eHealth awards.
The awards were held as part of the Health Informatics Scotland conference in Edinburgh.
Director of eHealth Jenny Bodie, and consultant anaesthetist and joint clinical lead, Cliff Barthram, accepted the award and were delighted to receive recognition for the hard work that the team have accomplished to improve patient care.
Jenny said: “This award is fantastic for the whole of NHS Tayside.
“It has been a joint effort between the eHealth directorate and clinical professionals throughout the organisation.
“The eHealth Directorate are committed to continuing to work with clinicians to improve access to real time information to support patient care.”
The staff at NHS Tayside who were involved in the creation and implementation of the Clinical Portal programme were Barry McGann, Fiona Stewart, Cliff Barthram, Jenny Bodie, Finlay Stewart and Scott Reid (all pictured above).
This is the fourth year running for the eHealth Awards.
NHS Tayside won an award at last years event, picking up the award for Best NHS Scotland IT service delivery team.