E18 Innovation’s partnership with NHS Cheshire and Merseyside shortlisted for the 2023 HSJ awards, setting the standard for healthcare excellence

Published On: August 15, 2023|

e18 Innovation is thrilled to announce that the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Project, in collaboration with NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Digital Programme, has been shortlisted for ‘Integrated Care Initiative of the Year’ at the HSJ Awards. This recognition highlights an outstanding contribution to healthcare and secures a place at the prestigious awards ceremony later this year.

A ‘record-breaking’ 1,456 entries have been received for this year’s Awards, with 223 projects and individuals reaching the final shortlist, making it the biggest awards programme

in the award’s 43-year history. The high volume – and exceptional quality – of applications reflects the impressive levels of innovation and care continually being developed within the UK’s healthcare networks.

The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) project, supported by e18 Innovation, utilised Unified Technology Funding for Digital Productivity of £2.3m, secured last year via an NHS

Cheshire and Merseyside bid. The project aimed to support ten Trusts in the Cheshire and Merseyside region to implement RPA software or to build on their existing automation capabilities.

e18 Innovation has played a vital role in harnessing the power of RPA technology to enable these ten Trusts to automate high-volume, manual, repetitive, and rule-based tasks.

This has freed up time for clinical and/or non-clinical workforces to utilise more efficiently elsewhere.

By leveraging cutting-edge automation technologies, the project streamlined and automated processes across several key areas such as Cancer, Elective Recovery, Diagnostics, &

Community and Mental Health referrals. This optimisation of staff time enabled the workforce to focus on more complex, patient-centred activities, enhancing process accuracy and reliability, minimising errors, and improving patient safety.

Louise Wall, Managing Director at e18 Innovation, said:

“On behalf of the e18 Innovation team, I’d like to extend my congratulations to NHS Cheshire and Merseyside for being shortlisted in these prestigious healthcare awards and for all they’ve accomplished to date with their automation journey. Not only has the level of engagement and commitment to the RPA Project from NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Digital Programme team and local NHS Provider Trust’s teams been exemplary, but we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working in partnership with them to really drive this piece of work forwards and to see what they’ve been able to accomplish.

The project has already contributed towards the delivery of both trust-level and integrated care system-level strategic priorities of providing high-quality care in a more efficient

 and cost-effective way. And moving forwards we’re excited to continue to support NHS Cheshire and Merseyside in building on this work across key patient pathway programmes”

e18 Innovation’s partnership with NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is a testament to the collaborative spirit and innovative approach that characterises the work of both organisations.

The shortlisting for the ‘Integrated Care Initiative of the Year Award’ is a significant milestone in our joint efforts to transform healthcare through digital innovation.

Find out more about our work with NHS Cheshire and Merseyside in our case study!

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