Deloitte Australia takes out AMY Grand Prix for Prince of Wales Hospital
DeloitteASSIST wins best digital idea
20 August 2018: Deloitte Australia’s invention of Voice Activated Bedside Assistance, DeloitteASSIST (aka Lucy), has taken out the Grand Prix for best digital idea at the 2018 AMY Awards. Installed in 26 beds at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, this breakthrough innovation transforms the patient - nurse experience by replacing the binary call button system with intelligent voice commands. It provides patients with better access to nursing care, improves care responsiveness and supports better planning of staff workloads.
The AMY Awards reward digital work that places consumers at the heart of the strategy and design. Recognised as hard to win and only for serious digital businesses, the AMY awards attract the best digital thinking from around the country. The Grand Prix is the best entry submission across all 23 categories and criteria.
DeloitteASSIST was also awarded Trailblazing Product of the year.
According to the AMY Awards jurors, DeloitteASSIST “delivers real patient outcomes with a practical, easily scalable, low hardware impact solution.”
Deloitte Principal Nick White said: “It has been a privilege to work with the Prince of Wales Hospital and Foundation on such an important initiative. We are deeply passionate about the patient and nurse experience and how Deloitte can help hospitals, aged care and community-based care providers safely adopt this technology in their care environments.”
The AMY awards are continued recognition for Deloitte's innovative thinking and follow consecutive top 10 placings in the AFRs Most Innovative Companies rankings. Deloitte Australia also won two Lions at the recent Cannes Lions festival of creativity, making them the first of the Big Four professional services firms to do so.
Ranked in the top 10 for the second year in a row