The Herald Digital Transformation Awards (organised by Newsquest Events Scotland and sponsored by Be-IT, DigitalBoost, Glasgow City Innovation District, and LOCALiQ) aim to recognise the technology pioneers of today and showcase the best uses of technology across Scotland. 

Following this year’s shortlist announcement, Zudu are honoured to have been named in two categories at this year’s awards: Best Use of Technology in Healthcare for our Connected Asthma project with QIoT; and the Digital Community Award for our work with Parish Nursing Dundee in redeveloping the Dundee Recovery Road Map app. 

QIoT Connected Asthma is an industry-leading project developed by the Zudu team in collaboration with QIoT using their specialised connected inhalers for patients with asthma. The project includes a web app portal for medical professionals and client-facing mobile apps for iOS and Android that all work together with the QIoT smart inhalers. The system is designed to provide better treatment for asthma patients by gathering more accurate patient data; helping doctors identify patterns in symptoms and behaviours; assisting doctors in prescribing better treatment plans for patients that will improve their quality of life; as well as reducing the amount of contact time required between patients and doctors to allow patients to be seen more quickly and treated for their symptoms sooner – reducing NHS backlogs.

The Dundee Recovery Road Map apps for iOS and Android were commissioned by Parish Nursing Dundee and redeveloped by Zudu to expand their capabilities as well as introduce an admin panel that enables admins to easily add and update in-app data in real time. The project aims to make support services more accessible to vulnerable individuals and will soon include a client-facing web app aimed at users who do not have access to a personal computer or smartphone. The app aims to remove the stigma around seeking help and provides users with a map and list view of available services in their area, as well as directions, building accessibility information, opening times, and further contact details for offline support – increasing the chance of people receiving the help they need quicker and ensuring they are able to access the service location prior to making their journey. The app is also now able to provide information about local food banks and soup kitchens, which was previously not possible. 

Both apps were launched earlier this year and are in their MVP stages, which is why we’re tremendously excited to see them being named in these prestigious awards alongside other incredible nominees. 

Speaking about the nomination, James Buchan (CEO at Zudu) said:

“I’m incredibly proud to see our team’s work being recognised on this scale. Both of these projects encapsulate the innovative ways in which technology can change lives and help move the healthcare industry forward – both in terms of physical health and mental health. I want to thank our clients, Frank Quinn from QIoT and Kirsty Nelson from Parish Nursing Dundee for letting us be a part of their journey in creating these two platforms and I’m excited to see the impact both of these projects have down the line.”

The Herald Digital Transformation Awards will take place on Thursday 25th August at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow.

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