eRedbook recognised by national e-Health Awards 2014
The eRedbook project, which is currently being piloted in Liverpool, has been recognised as a finalist in the category for “Best Healthcare IT Product Innovation” at the national eHealth Awards 2014.
The awards, which took place on Thursday 9 October at the Roundhouse in London, recognise and reward examples of excellence in healthcare IT from across the UK.
The e-Redbook is an electronic version of the Redbook given to all parents at the birth of their baby, which enables parents to manage their children’s personal health records online.
Over the past year Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has been supporting the development of the e-Redbook alongside e-health software provider Sitekit, by encouraging parents in Liverpool and Sefton to test the new online health tool with their family health visitor.
The project, which is being funded by Year Zero, part of Innovate UK’s DALLAS programme, was also recognised for ‘Best Digital Innovation in Public Services’ at the Nominet Internet Awards 2014 earlier this year.
Jane Banks, Year Zero Lead for Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust explains:
“We’re delighted that the eRedbook has been recognised by the eHealth Awards 2014, because it’s a really exciting new tool which has the potential to revolutionise how parents and health professionals work together to improve the health of children in the future.”
“Parents in Liverpool and Sefton who have been trialling the e-Redbook have said how easy it is to use, and how handy it is to be able to update their child’s development records from any smart phone, tablet or computer, and share those health records with family and health professionals.
“Our health visitors also tell us that it’s reducing some of the common problems associated with the paper version of the redbook such as the risk of losing the data or families forgetting to bring it along to appointments.”
The Trust currently has over 450 local families signed up and now using the eRedbook.
To find out more about the eRedbook or to sign up to start using it as well, simply log onto: www.eredbook.org.uk/liverpool or ask your family health visitor for more information.