A Caerphilly-based digital start-up has won Best Application of Tech at the final of the ESTnet Wales Technology Awards.
Signum Health, which uses artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology to deliver remote health care and support, was handed the honour at a ceremony in Cardiff on May 3.
Its ‘Social Prescribing Platform’ allows GPs and other healthcare professionals to refer patients to non-clinical services across the public, private and third sector. This, the company says, saves the NHS money and provides reassurance and convenience for patients.
The company, founded in 2016, is headed up by Victoria Norman, who has first-hand experience of the challenges facing GP surgeries trying to meet the needs of patients.
Ms Norman said: “The last 12 months have been incredibly exciting for us at Signum Health. Not only are we working towards changing the world of health and social care, but we’ve secured some big investments this year and even welcomed a new Chairman, Professor Stephen Smith FMedSci, who is former CEO of Imperial College NHS Trust.
“To win this award, and to be selected from such an impressive shortlist, really is the icing on the cake. The next few months are set to be really exciting for us at Signum Health and being recognised by the Wales Technology Awards has really put us in good stead for a successful 2018.”