Entries have just opened for the EHI Awards 2014.

EHI’s annual awards, which will be presented at a black tie dinner in central London in October, have more categories than ever before to recognise the great work being done by healthcare IT teams across the UK.

The 14 categories include a new award for ‘digital trust or health board of the year’ and an addition to the list of personal awards in the form of ‘rising star of 2014.’

Further new categories recognise the growing imperative for trusts to have excellent ‘business analytics’ and to ‘share information with patients and carers’; while the integration category has been adjusted to recognise the growing importance of ‘integrated health and care services’.

EHI director Linda Davidson said: “The EHI Awards are growing in popularity every year. Last year, we moved the dinner to a bigger venue so more people could attend, and this year we are able to announce that there will be more categories to enter.

“As ever, the judges are looking forward to finding out about the excellent work that is being done by healthcare IT teams across the UK, and to discover how they responding to the pressures on their organisations, the demands of the staff who work in them, and the needs of the patients they work for.

“The ‘rising star of 2014’ category is especially exciting, as it will recognise the work of someone starting out on their career, who is likely to make a big impact in the future.”

The awards will be judged by a panel of experts at a judging day. A full list of the categories, their criteria, and details of how to enter are available on the dedicated awards website, which went live this morning.

Entries will be open for three months, and must be received by 9 May. Further information about the healthcare IT champion of the year award will be announced later this spring.

For information about sponsorship opportunities for the awards or to book tickets, contact EHI’s events team on 0207 785 6924.

If you want inspiration for this year's awards, then read the Insight feature on one of last year's award winners, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, which worked with Proteo to develop a therapeutic drug monitoring system, after recognising weaknesses in its lithium testing programme.

The EHI Awards 2014 opened for entries on 10 February, and have more categories than ever before to recognise the great work being done by healthcare IT teams across the country.

This year, there are 14 categories, the full details of which, along with information on how to enter, can be found on the dedicated awards website. Entries must be received by 9 May.

For information about sponsorship opportunities for the awards or to book tickets, contact EHI’s events team on 0207 785 6924.