PRESS RELEASE: On Thursday 30th March, Content Guru claimed its second major award in 2017 with victory in the ‘Vertical Market Solution of the Year’ category at the IT Europa European IT & Software Excellence Awards.
The award recognises the transformative benefits that the cloud-based storm® ASSIST™ solution continues to deliver to the global healthcare sector internationally, and in particular the positive impact it has had on the NHS 111 service for London. ASSIST combines highly-scalable cloud communication handling with secure integration to medical information systems, optimising how citizens and patients are connected to health advisors and vital clinical data.
The solution was brought in by the NHS to actualise urgent improvements to its NHS 111 telephone service in London, ensuring that calls are prioritised and sent directly to the best operator to meet each patients’ individual needs. ASSIST has also been deployed for Hertfordshire Urgent Care and other international healthcare organisations, such as HAP Zeeland in the Netherlands.
Held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, the ninth annual IT Europa Awards saw 100 companies from 28 countries represented amongst the finalists. The Awards recognise those IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues to deliver better business, and are judged by IT professionals with decades of experience in the industry. The ceremony was presented by actor and comedian Dominic Holland, with a speech from IT Europa’s Editor John Garratt.
Matthew Chadd, Head of Project Management at Content Guru, commented: “We are immensely proud to see ASSIST recognised with such a prestigious award, especially against strong competition from the very best of Europe’s IT industry. This accolade is a fantastic reflection of the steps the NHS is beginning to make in utilising cloud technology to continually improve patient outcomes, and it’s a great to see that our storm platform is able to play a part in this important digital transformation strategy.”