The Epilepsy Care Alliance is absolutely delighted to be shortlisted as finalists in this year’s HSJ Awards under the Supported Self Care category and the ehi Awards in the Best App for Patients & Carers category.

The consortium developed the myCareCentric Epilepsy solution to empower adults with epilepsy to take a more active role in their health and care. Integrating the patient’s shared care record with smartphones, wearables, clinical communications and machine learning, the app is an end-to-end solution that provides support at the time of need as close as possible to the patient and in their hand.

Piloted at Poole Hospital, myCareCentric Epilepsy has demonstrated a number of benefits to both patients and clinicians including:
– Increased patient safety, faster speed of response and support.
– Reduced morbidity, admissions and length of stay.
– Less follow-ups, releasing clinical time
– Greater patient engagement.To be shortlisted as a finalist in these prestigious industry awards, the Epilepsy Care Alliance had to demonstrate how it is supporting patients to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to improve their own health and simultaneously boosting outcomes, experience and efficiencies.

Winners of the ehi Awards will be announced at the ehi Live conference on 31 October in Birmingham while the HSJ Awards winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 22 November 2017 in London.