We're extremely proud that our Applications Practice, SAS Applications, has been shortlisted by IT Europa for a European IT and Software Excellence award.
We're finalists in the Vertical Market Solution of the year award, which is for Application Developers and ISVs.
IT Europa has recognised the groundbreaking work we did for a major private hospital group and a leading supplier of track and trace solutions, to solve a problem faced by every hospital.
Hospitals typically own and store their surgical instruments on site until they are required for an operation. After the procedure they are sent to the sterile services department for sterilisation and returned to the hospital for storage. In large hospital networks this results in inefficient use of expensive assets and high loan costs when one hospital loans kits that are sitting unused in a hospital nearby.
Our solution has enabled the hospital group to revolutionise this process, going from a reactive to a proactive service with optimised logistics. We developed a unique scheduling solution, linked to the hospital’s Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system, which ensures that the right instrumentation is delivered in time for the surgical procedure. This allows clusters of hospitals to work together to reduce, and then efficiently share their large estates of instrumentation, reducing new capex and reducing third party loan costs at individual hospitals.
This is a worldwide first in the healthcare sector.
Well done, team!
Best of luck to the other finalists.