Holyrood Connect Awards 2016 shortlist

Written by Jenni Davidson on 26 May 2016 in Feature

These are the shortlisted entries for the Holyrood Connect public sector ICT awards

 

The Holyrood Connect Awards are Scotland’s only awards to celebrate excellence in public sector IT. They aim to recognise the achievements of public sector professionals and teams and their work in developing innovative and creative technological solutions to public service challenges. There are 11 awards up for grabs, with the winners to be announced in a ceremony on 22 June. These are the shortlisted entries for each category.

 

Innovate Award

 

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen City Council has developed a new online smartcard scheme that allows tenants in very sheltered accommodation to order and pay for meals using a tablet or touchscreen-based menu.

 

Angus Council

Angus Council, in conjunction with the Scottish Enterprise, worked to deliver high-speed connectivity to Angus business parks, with core architecture that can enable broadband provision for other rural areas where there is currently no other provision

 

Scottish Water

Scottish water has produced a situational awareness system that combines 24 different types of real time data from 15 sources to provide early identification of issues and preventative actions.

 

Project Delivery Award

 

COSLA

COSLA developed an updated and more responsive website with a new application tracking system for myjobscotland, a public sector jobs board used by all 32 local authorities.

 

Improvement Service

Improvement service re-launched Citizen’s Account Service, a secure enrolment and authentication service for the public sector, as myaccount, with lower operating costs and higher uptake.

 

SEPA

Source Apportionment GIS (SAGIS) is a tool developed by SEPA that allows it to model 25 different types of pollutants within Scotland’s river network and characterise their source, with SEPA staff able to access the model results from their desks

 

SEPA

Scotland’s Environment Web (SEWeb) is a four-year, multi-disciplinary project to produce a single, multi-agency view of Scotland’s environment that is able to focus monitoring and support evidence-based policy and action.

 

ICT Team Award

 

Angus Council

The Angus Council ICT team managed themselves through a service redesign to deliver better service with reduced costs as well as succession planning through creating modern apprenticeship opportunities.

 

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service ICT department delivered a challenging programme of work in 2015/16, including rationalisation of three control rooms into one, despite 20 of the 60 staff leaving during the year.

 

Scottish Housing Regulator

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s project team for a new business intelligence solution combined professionals from the public and private sectors using the strong partnership and an agile approach to reduce the normal level of risk for complex IT projects.

 

Citizen Award

 

SEPA

SEPA’s Horizon system is a high capacity cloud-based service that provides direct, location-specific flood risk messaging to 25,000 customers via text message, voice and email.

 

SQA

The SQA’s digital literacy team has produced a suite of interactive videos to help people with no or limited digital skills to access the internet and carry out everyday activities such as shopping, banking and filling in online forms.

 

University of Dundee

‘My Diabetes My Way’ (MDMW) is NHS Scotland’s interactive website for people with diabetes and their carers, which provides a more complete overview of diabetes than from any other source and allows patients to share home recordings with their healthcare teams.

 

Mobile Award

 

NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian occupational therapists have carried out a project exploring the use of iPads with the Cisco Jabber system to enable a live link between the patient in hospital and therapists in the patient’s home to plan discharge for amputees.

 

NHS Highland

NHS Highland’s technology-enabled care service has scaled up mobile health monitoring using Florence, an interactive service that uses text messages to gain clinical information from patients, including those who want to manage their conditions better.

 

NHS National Services Scotland

The Where’s my Delivery? tool is a live online dashboard that allows every NHS receiving point to track and manage their deliveries from the national distribution centre, giving greater visibility and control over orders raised.

 

Insight Award

 

NHS Fife

NHS Fife has become the first health board in Scotland to deploy a comprehensive electronic clinical observations and early warning system, Patientrack, which has helped the health board reduce harm, with cardiac arrests falling by two thirds in one of the busiest hospital areas.

 

NHS National Services Scotland

The SpendAnalyser online management information tool gives budget holders across NHS Scotland better visibility and control over their spend and help to identify saving opportunities.

 

Scottish Water

Scottish Water’s situational awareness system combines 24 different types of real time data from 15 sources to provide early identification of issues and preventative actions.

 

SEPA

New and more complex models were put in place to improve real-time water quality predictions using SEPA’s historic rainfall, river and tidal data and meet the stricter demands of the new bathing waters directive.

 

Digital Health Award

 

NHS Fife

NHS Fife has become the first health board in Scotland to deploy a comprehensive electronic clinical observations and early warning system, Patientrack, which has helped the health board reduce harm, with cardiac arrests falling by two thirds in one of the busiest hospital areas.

 

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service has developed a system to facilitate the transfer of an electronic patient report to any NHS health board in Scotland, which has been piloted in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

 

University of Dundee

‘My Diabetes My Way’ (MDMW) is NHS Scotland’s interactive website for people with diabetes and their carers, which provides a more complete overview of diabetes than from any other source and allows patients to share home recordings with their healthcare teams.

 

Digital Leader Award

 

Kay Brown, SEEMiS

Kay Brown was appointed as interim head of SEEMiS, an educational management information system used by all local authorities, in 2013 following a period of turmoil and has led organisational change resulting in it becoming more focused, resilient, objective, transparent and accountable and her being appointed its chief executive on a permanent basis in 2015.

 

Tom Meade, Registers of Scotland

As chief information officer, Tom Meade has led Registers of Scotland to adopt and agile and lean approach, moving from three releases a year with three days downtime per release to 52 releases a year with no days downtime per release and reducing cost per release from £25,000 to £500 and from 90 bugs in one release to 12 bugs in 52 releases.

 

Christopher Wroath, NHS Education for Scotland

Through creating a new digital directorate, Christopher Wroath produced the first software platform built entirely by NHS staff, which was delivered on time and to budget using agile methodology, as well as championing the adoption of cloud-based services, enabling new and flexible ways of working for staff using systems such as Yammer and Skype.

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