IT industry celebrates at the BCS Awards

Public and private sector IT professionals came together for the industry’s flagship awards ceremony, with the healthcare sector leading the list of winners.

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An innovative software application that helps hospitals plan and provide care for cancer patients needing chemotherapy headed an impressive list of award winners at the 2008 BCS IT Industry Awards.

The awards ceremony, which took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane, saw 23 awards handed out in three categories: Individual Excellence, Organisational Excellence and Project Excellence.

"The BCS IT Industry awards are regarded as the hallmark of excellence, best practice and professionalism in the industry," said David Clarke, chief executive of the BCS.

Concentra claimed two awards for its pioneering C-Port software application. Produced for the NHS, C-Port applies advanced modelling and simulation techniques to tackle the problem of chemotherapy capacity planning, which has never been done before.

The application can forecast how each individual patient will experience care, how long they wait, who they see, and when. It creates in simulated form real life events that influence treatment such as equipment breakdowns, phone calls, meetings and absenteeism.

The judging panel - which included IT PRO Editor Chris Green - praised C-Port for its innovation, its contribution to the healthcare industry and for the benefit it delivered for patients and their families by improving the efficiency of care.

Other high-profile winners included Garlik for its DataPatrol identity theft prevention technology and CSC's Emergency Care Solution for NHS Ambulance Services, which enables paramedics, using a rugged touch screen tablet, to access a summary of the patient's notes to help them determine the best course of treatment and avoid unnecessary hospital admission.

Full details of the winning projects, companies and individuals can be found here.

Project Excellence Awards winners

Environment Project

SPIRE by Fivium

Web-based Technology

DataPatrol by Garlik

Business-to-Business Project

C-PORT by Concentra

Mobile Technology Project

Emergency Care Solution for NHS Ambulance Services by CSC

Research & Development Project

The Simul Weather SDK by Simul Software

Information Security & Data Management Project

Policy Based Encryption Service by MessageLabs

Social Contribution Project

C-PORT by Concentra

Flagship for Innovation

DataPatrol by Garlik

Organisational Excellence Awards winners

Public Sector

Fife Council

Commercial & Financial Sector

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society

IT Consultancy of the Year

Xantus Consulting

Green Organisation

gm2 Logistics

Large Technology Supplier

Neural Technologies

SME Supplier

Portal Technology Systems Limited

GCS Women

Goldman Sachs International

Individual Excellence Awards winners

IT Trainer of the Year

David Brown from U Can Do IT

Business Analyst of the Year

Leigh Taylor from Skandia

Service Manager of the Year

Claire Adams from NHS Connecting for Health

Systems Developer of the Year

Simon Adams from Parallel

Consultant of the Year

Nandakumar Balasubramaniyan from Portal Technology Systems

Project Manager of the Year

Tina Sands from National Grid

Young IT Practitioner

Sarah Christie from Procter & Gamble

IT Leader of the Year

Richard Earland from National Policing Improvement Agency

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