WHAT ARE SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH INITIATIVES (SBRIs)? SBRIs enable the public sector to connect with innovative ideas from businesses, providing new solutions to specific challenges. They help public bodies engage with organisations from different sectors and small and emerging businesses. New technical solutions can be demonstrated through accelerated technology development, whilst risk is reduced through …

by Heather Smith

PhysioNow, the online tool providing an agile and remote triaging tool for all Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, has extended its pilot to ensure continued access for patients. This will continue to alleviate pressure on the teams at Cwm Taf Morgannwg and Hywel Dda University Health Boards. As part of the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 Digital Solutions Fund, Connect Health was …

by Heather Smith

We have published a new company brochure which gives an overview of our mission and five key impact areas which we are focusing on as part of our aim to transform the delivery of health and care in Wales.

by Heather Smith

Public Health Wales, in partnership with the NHS Wales Informatics Service, Swansea University and Social Care Wales have been selected as one of five of The Health Foundation Networked Data Labs. They will receive up to £400,000 over two years to form a community of analysts working on the biggest health and care challenges. The Health Foundation’s Networked Data Labs is the …

by Heather Smith

If you’ve ever had a serious treatment or procedure done, you might have been asked to fill out a questionnaire and rate your recovery after the fact. These questionnaires are called Patient Recorded Outcome Measures (PROMs) and they come in various shapes and sizes. Depending on where you’ve had your treatment you might have been …

by Heather Smith

Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW), a collaboration between NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) and Life Sciences Hub Wales, has collaborated with Welsh health technology startup Concentric Health on a project to develop and understand the potential for APIs within the healthcare system in Wales.  Objective: As part of our commitment to opening up systems and data as part of the Digital …

by marsa

In our last Pop Up Ecosystem for July with theme “Matching Supply and Demand in COVID-19 Times”, we heard from our ECHAllianceecosystems from Malta, Helsinki and Wales and also our fantastic members StrataHealthUK  and Better  who have together real tangible experience in matching demand and supply. Watch the recording video now:

by marsa

Five digital health initiatives have been awarded funding as part of a £150,000 call to action for new and innovative ways to use digital technology in response to coronavirus and beyond.  The 5 winning initiatives announced today will support the rapid piloting and evaluation of new digital platforms, apps and technologies to determine their long-term …

by marsa

The DHEW team have been working with dev teams across NHS Wales to develop the NHS Wales Developer Portal. The Portal is being built as part of our approach to opening up NHS Wales APIs, standards and data to developers to ease the burden of integration and improve understanding of the digital architecture. We want to develop …

by Heather Smith

In April the DHEW team successfully finished work on a proof of concept project to integrate PROMs responses from third party suppliers into the NWIS National PROMs platform. The effective capture of PROMs data would benefit the long-term NHS Strategy – “A healthier Wales” – that includes Value-Based Healthcare. This data is required to feed the digital dashboards …

by Heather Smith
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