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GO Awards Scotland finalists part 6

October 22, 2018 by No Comments | Category community benefits, GO Awards Scotland, NHS Scotland, Procurement news

Team – eHealth Division with the Digital Health and Care Institute as part of a national collaboration

Category – Procurement Innovation of the Year – Taking the Procurement Function Forward

Project – Right Decision Platform

This nomination is in recognition of the collaborative work undertaken to deliver high quality Decision Support (DS) for Scotland’s health and social care services, using the principle of ‘Do it once for Scotland.’

This procurement was led by the University of Strathclyde’s Procurement team with the overall project led by the Digital Health and Care Institute in collaboration with Scottish Government Digital eHealth Division. However, a wide range of organisations are involved in making this happen:

• Digital Health & Care Institute
• NHS National Services Scotland
• Scottish Government eHealth Division
• Five health boards and health and care partnerships

It involved a simple approach – embedding procurement within the project team – but it enabled fast innovation in front-line services. The Right Decision platform harnesses the power of data and knowledge to support informed decisions by multi-agency health and care teams, citizens and communities, extended beyond traditional professional groups.

Collaborating to improve community life can achieve ground breaking results. In this case it was achieved without a long drawn out process and with all parties working together to deliver innovation across Scotland. Now the Right Decision platform is being used to support service transformation in priority areas including:

• Management of chronic pain
• Medicines review for people with living with multiple health conditions
• Management of gastrointestinal conditions

For more information please contact Fiona Hughes.

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