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UK IT Award pharmacy in 2010

UK IT Award pharmacy in 2010
 
First DataBank Europe (FDBE) is pleased to announce, in association with the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA), the 2010 FDBE/ GHP/ UKCPA Information Technology Award.
 
The annual award, now in its 8th year, is to encourage, support and promote information technology initiatives and best practice in the use of IT in hospital pharmacy. In particular, initiatives are sought where IT has made a positive difference to the provision of pharmaceutical services or resulted in direct benefit to the patients or staff. The award, sponsored by FDBE and aimed at pharmacy departments and individuals, is for 2,500 British pounds.
 
Projects may be related to patient care, clinical services, medicines management, decision support, electronic prescribing, or any other IT application that improves pharmaceutical services. This year’s award has been won by the Pharmacy Department of the Princess of Wales Hospital at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University National Health Service Trust. The project team was commended for successfully developing the Electronic Transfer of Care (eTOC), an electronic discharge summary which has replaced the ineffective and error-prone paper process at the hospital.
 
Last year’s winner was the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust for its development of a Medicines Management e-learning package to improve the effectiveness of medicines management training across the Trust. In 2007, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust won the award for creating a solution which used IT to manage and electronically store information about clinical trials taking place within the Trust.
 
Graeme Richardson, Chairman of the IT Interest Group enthuses, “Year on year the entries we receive are of a very high standard and they demonstrate the positive impact that IT can have upon the way pharmacists work.”

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