Finalists for the prestigious BT e-Health Insider Awards ‘08 were chosen by judges meeting in London this week. The finalists were picked from 138 entries – almost twice as many as last year – submitted by organisations around the UK.

The winners’ identities will remain a close secret until the awards ceremony on 17 November at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel in London, but the finalists are:

Best use of Wireless Healthcare, sponsored by Cisco

Airetrak Ltd: WiFi-based Equipment Tracking

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: iWard

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust: Wireless Revolutionises Patient Care

Excellence in Healthcare Information Management, sponsored by IMS Health

CSC: Prison Healthcare Solution

Liverpool PCT: A New Health Service for Liverpool

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust: Using Health Data to Look at Quality Outcomes for Patients

Healthcare ICT Product Innovation, sponsored by Quicksilva

SignTranslate Ltd: SignTranslate Hospital

Concentra &POIP/ AT Kearney: C-PORT (Chemotherapy Planning Oncology Resource Tool)

Voice Connect Ltd: Patient Partner

Best use of IM&T to Promote Patient Safety, sponsored by NHS Connecting for Health

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: VitalPAC

National Services Scotland: NHS Scotland Emergency Care Summary

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: Using IT to Reduce Medication Errors

Best use of ICT in Patient and Citizen Involvement in Healthcare, sponsored by Fujitsu

Renal Information Exchange Group: Renal PatientView

NHS Direct: NHS Direct Pilot Emergency Contraception Service

NHS Choices: Humber New Media Sexual Health Initiative

Healthcare ICT Team of the Year, sponsored by NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Pathways: NHS Pathways – a solution by the NHS for the NHS

Great Ormond Street Hospital for children NHS Trust: Electronic prescribing in children (EPIC project)

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust: Electronic Ordering of Pathology Tests.

Healthcare ICT Champion of the Year, sponsored by Microsoft

This category, to find the Healthcare ICT Champion of the Year, sponsored by Microsoft, will be launched shortly. Readers will be able to vote for their favoured candidate.

Best use of IM&T in Healthcare Security, sponsored by McKesson

The judges declined to name any finalists in this category and McKesson’s sponsorship will be transferred to a new prize for the overall winner. This will be chosen from the winners in the individual categories.

Want to join in the celebrations? Tables and individual tickets are available for the dinner and awards ceremony.