Posted on 13 April 2017
Dr Ibrahim Habli, a lecturer in the department, was awarded the fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He used the opportunity to work with NHS Digital to analyse the relationship between digital health technologies and patient safety with the overall aims of understanding, evaluating and improving ways in which these technologies can be safety assured. For example, electronic prescribing is now becoming a core technology within the NHS that allows doctors and nurses to write prescriptions and send them to a pharmacy electronically instead of relying on handwritten forms. Ibrahim’s work looks at ways in which the risks associated with these technologies can be reduced.
The results of the work undertaken by Ibrahim were submitted to the Royal Academy of Engineering and his research was considered ‘Outstanding’ by the panel of assessors.
The panel commented: “This is an exemplar of a secondment where both parties have really benefited. The objectives of the project were exceeded due to Dr Habli’s enthusiasm, drive, commitment and innovative thinking.”
The panel add that this “was especially as a result of Ibrahim’s engagement with key organisations (hospitals and manufacturers) and a number of challenging and visionary programmes of work have been initiated”.