I2M Adoption Awards: “And the winner is …”

I2M Adoption Awards: “And the winner is …”
EIP on AHA, Horizon 2020

Main highlights of the Awards ceremony held on 25th February 2020 in Barcelona

More than 300 attendees learned more about the innovations implemented by the three finalists. Winners were ‘Technology enabled self-care’ (NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Docobo) who were selected by a jury of experts ‘E-Saúde’ (SERGAS and DXC Technology) received the Public Choice Award.

The recipients of the I2M Adoption Awards were congratulated by the event hosts, (Myriam MARTIN [far left] and Joan CORNET [far right]).


The I2M Adoption Awards seek to spotlight success stories in the implementation of innovation for active, healthy ageing. They recognise both the work of adopters and their technology suppliers. The initiative attracted 16 applications coming from six European Union countries.

The awards were organised by Innovation to Market (I2M) as part of the work of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), supported by the WE4AHA coordination and support action.

Three teams were selected to present their digital solutions at the Adoption Awards Ceremony. It took place on 25th February 2020 in the Digital Health Open Doors Event, organized by Barcelona Health Hub (BHH) together with European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance). There were more than 300 attendees.

The awards consisted of two prizes: the Public Choice Award and the Jury Award. The first was awarded by popular vote, and the second was decided on by a jury.

Both awards were presented to the winners by Myriam Martin (Ticbiomed) and Joan Cornet (ECHAlliance).

Recipients of the Public Choice Award

E-Saúde was awarded by the public that had voted online for the past month. This solution by the Galician Health Service (SERGAS) and DXC Technology, is an open platform that enables Galician health service patients to have easy access to all their health data and set up appointments or e-consultations with their general practitioner. With more than 106,000 active users, E-SAÚDE is an excellent example of an innovation that has been deployed at large scale in a regional healthcare system.

Recipients of the Jury Award

A panel made up of three experts in the evaluation and implementation of healthcare technology, selected NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Docobo, as the best adoption case. The innovation is a telehealth solution for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It monitors symptoms remotely and helps patients to manage their health at home under the supervision of experienced clinicians. The new care path developed in Liverpool has supported more than 10,000 patients. As a result, most of these patients feel more in control of their lives. The solution provides clear evidence of how technology can improve healthcare for older adults and patients in general.

A third finalist also presented its work.

This third finalist was the Scottish Digital Health and Care Directorate with Near Me, developed by the company Attend Anywhere. It offers patients a video appointment with their doctor either from home or a local NHS centre and therefore reduces unnecessary travel. More than three thousand appointments have been provided by NHS Near Me. It has saved Scotland 350,000 travel miles a year and 68 tons of C02.

About WE4AHA

WE4AHA is an EU-funded coordination and support action that aims to advance the effective, large-scale uptake and impact of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA), by building a comprehensive set of support and promotion services.

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