SCW shortlisted for HSJ Award for development, delivery and support of multiple major integrated care record and interoperability programmes

SCW Interoperability areas

Cutting edge technology solutions shortlisted for Connecting Services and Information HSJ award

SCW is delighted to announce that their integrated care record and interoperability programme has been shortlisted for the Connecting Services and Information Award at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted SCW despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. SCW have been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that their project has on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector. 

Driving forward the effective use of digital technologies to revolutionise citizens and staff experiences, SCW is working in collaboration with over 50 stakeholder organisations to develop and deploy multiple care record and interoperability programmes. Covering a population of over 3 million across the south of England, these shared care records support the delivery of safer and faster care by providing the right information at the right time in the right place to the right person. This enables professionals to see a single electronic view of up-to-date case management information, supporting better quality care provision, reducing service cost and supporting better decision-making and commissioning.

The aim of the overarching interoperability programme is to empower professionals to provide safer, faster treatment through access to accurate, timely and relevant data by2:

  • making it easier for clinical staff to securely access the right data

  • increasing numbers of individuals

  • increasing the depth and complexity of the data held, giving a more complete clinical history for each patient

  • enabling social care to share / access health and care data

  • supporting innovations around particular care pathways (e.g. EoL, SMI)


 John Macdonald, Digital Transformation Consulting Partner at SCW comments, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Connecting Services and Information award, as it recognises not only the effort and dedication of our staff members who have been implementing these complex programmes for the past several years but also helps raise the awareness and importance of information sharing in delivering world class health care.  Our customers know that we are committed to delivering improved outcomes for our patients and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a fantastic achievement.”

HSJ editor Alistair Mclellan, comments “We would like to congratulate SCW on being nominated in the category of Connecting Services and Information ahead of this year’s 2019 HSJ awards. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in November, to join us in recognising the very best achievements and innovations in the healthcare sector. The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the finalists in this category have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare.”

The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards (partnered by GRI) can be found on
Winners will be selected ahead of the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 6th.

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