St James Hospital acknowledged at both Irish and Global Healthcare Awards

IMT 2013 St James Award PhotioThe team at the NCHCD, in St. James's Hospital won a Commendation in the “Best use of Information Technology” section at this year’s Irish Medical Times Healthcare awards.

Their innovative work combines the use of GS1 barcodes on medication and a smartphone scanning App. The system, which is the first of its kind globally, allows patients with haemophilia to use a smartphone to scan their medication in the home prior to infusion, improving patient safety, reducing costs and automatically capturing medication information as a result.

 

Feargal McGroarty receiving the GS1 HPAC Recognition Award from GS1 President and CEO Miguel Lopera at the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, October 2013GS1 Healthcare Provider Recognition Award.

In October 2013 Feargal McGroarty, FIBMS, IMS Department, St James's Hospital, Dublin was the recipient of the GS1 Healthcare Provider Recognition Award.

Feargal has a long history with GS1 starting in 2005 with his involvement in the St James's Haemophilia traceability project. Since then he has been a fantastic champion in supporting the evolution of GS1 Standards in Healthcare and expansion of the Haemophilia traceabilityproject to the patients homes.

Feargal is a passionate and enthusiastic champion of GS1 Standards in Healthcare in St James's Hospital and beyond. Feargal has also been one of the Tri-Chairs of HPAC since it was established and this year he was elected to the GS1 Healthcare Global Leadership Team.

It is therefore our immense pleasure to announce that Feargal has been awarded with the GS1 Healthcare Provider Recognition Award 2013.

Feargal McGroarty receiving the GS1 HPAC Recognition Award from GS1 President and CEO Miguel Lopera at the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference held in San Francisco, October 2013

About the Awards

The GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council was created in December 2010 to bring together Healthcare Providers and GS1 Management, with a view to sharing the practical realities of implementing GS1 Standards in the care giving environment. The Council also acts as a source of feedback and expertise for those working in the area of Standards development and implementation.

The Council makes two awards annually - a Healthcare Provider Recognition Award and a Healthcare Implementation Best Case Study Award.

Eligibility for the awards requires a nominee to have implemented GS1 Standards for at least one of their processes with a clear and demonstrable Return On Investment. The nominee must also be an active participant in GS1 Standards development work and be externally recognised as a GS1 Standards Advocate, locally, regionally or internationally.