A team from L&D’s Gastroenterology Department led by Dr Matthew Johnson has scooped a prestigious national award, the British Society of Gastroenterology SAGE Award 2014 for the programme which they developed to help patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
The patients and their GPs have access to an online system offering support to help manage and monitor their disease more effectively which helps to avoid flare ups of severe illness. This in turn reduces the number of emergency hospital admissions for these patients – beneficial to both patients and to the hospital.
And not content with winning one award, Matthew and the team are also finalists for the British Medical Journal’s Team of the Year 2014 and they have also made it to the finals for the EHealth Insider (EHI) national awards in October for the category Best Use of IT to support Healthcare Business Efficiency.
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