Tech award for NHS Kernow

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NHS Kernow has won the ‘Best use of IT to support clinical treatment and care’ award at the E-Health Insider Awards 2015.

NHS Kernow received the award for rolling out Bodmin-based Microtest’s ‘Guru’ technology across Cornwall, improving patient care and safety and joining up healthcare across the region.

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Paul Jacka, deputy chief finance officer for IT at NHS Kernow, said: “NHS Kernow are so pleased with this announcement and award, and thank all involved, recognising Microtest and Guru in their achievement.

“Winning this well respected award and being recognised by our peers within the healthcare IT sector for our achievements is a great honour. We are all absolutely thrilled. We will continue to roll this solution out more widely to ensure the right clinical information is at the point of care to aid patient care and safety.”

NHS Kernow deployed Microtest’s Guru in urgent care and acute settings across Cornwall to give clinicians immediate access to detailed electronic patient records to enhance treatment and care.

Microtest MD, Chris Netherton, added: “It was a privilege to have been able to work with NHS Kernow to enable Guru to deliver benefits to both patients and clinicians across the many care settings in Cornwall.

“Hearing that they have won an EHI Award for their work is perfect and will spur everyone on to achieve even greater things.”

Microtest provides flexible clinical solutions across the primary care sector and is one of the UK’s top four GP system suppliers.