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GM AHSN’s Atrial Fibrillation Data Landscape Tool wins two awards at the PM Society Digital Awards 2016

GM AHSN’s flagship project to help improve the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation – the most common cardiac arrhythmia and one of the leading causes of stroke – was last night awarded a gold and a silver award in the two PM Society Digital Award categories for which it was nominated. 

Illustration - The Data Landcape Tool 


The Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and AF-Related Stroke Data Landscape Tool, for the first time brings together all publicly available data about AF prevalence, stroke incidence and anti-coagulant treatment and displays this in an easy-to-read graphic web-based format which can be refined by geographic and CCG area. 

The tool, which has been developed in partnership with Daiichi Sankyo,   LEC (an Open Health company) and Harvey Walsh LTD (part of the Open Health Group)  was nominated in the ‘Digital Tool for Market Access’ and the ‘Digital Projects within Healthcare Partnerships’ categories, for which it won silver and gold respectively. 

Andi Orlowski, Associate Director for Health & Implementation, GM AHSN said:

“The tool itself doesn’t improve anti-coagulation services or reduce strokes but is the stimulator and accelerator for positive, meaningful change. We have measured the success of the tool by the adoption of NICE CG180 and the projects it has helped identify and the strokes that those projects may go on to reduce.”  


Jane Macdonald, Director of Nursing and Improvement said

“We are delighted at the recognition of the PM Digital Society for the work we have undertaken and the opportunity this tool provides to improve health outcomes, and we are equally proud to have the endorsement of the Stroke Association for this project”.

GM AHSN is now working to roll out its tool to other regions of the UK. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact andi.orlowski@gmahsn.org .