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

Our health and social care services are facing unprecedented times. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted almost every aspect of our lives – affecting our health and wellness, economy, and the very societal norms that we value. For our healthcare service, the Covid-19 disease presents the most urgent and serious health challenge faced in generations. There is …

by Heather Smith

Students from the university are helping slash the time it takes to clean an ambulance from 45 minutes to under 20 minutes. Led by the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Centre of Excellence and Welsh Ambulance Service, the challenge was to reduce the current turnaround time to deep clean a vehicle and get it back …

by Heather Smith

Life Sciences Hub Wales are working with industry to help boost the supply of goods and develop solutions which address the immediate needs of NHS Wales. We have a range of frequently asked questions about the process for addressing the immediate needs of NHS Wales.  Welsh Government have appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance has in response to the COVID-19 Crisis, adapted and set up the first of what will be a series of Pop-Up Ecosystems. The first of these, was held on March 31st featuring input from Ecosystems from Scotland, Estonia, Slovenia, Spain and Wales.  Our Ecosystems and Membership Director Andy Bleaden said  “We are so pleased …

by Heather Smith

Life Sciences Hub Wales are working with industry to help boost the supply of goods and develop solutions which address the immediate needs of NHS Wales. NHS Wales has appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any organisation that feel they are able to supply, manufacture and/or distribute products or collaborate with …

by Heather Smith

People who work in healthcare are motivated by improving the health and well-being of patients. Today, the pressures on the health system in Wales are huge and harnessing digital technology offers the potential for transforming not only about how we deliver patient care but also about what we mean by patient care. Digital Health Ecosystem …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health Society  Summit in Helsinki  11 & 12 December 2019 “Connecting Digital Health & Data Initiatives in Europe” Last week we held the first DHS Summit in Finland under the patronage of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the Council of Europe. The first day was focused on the Finnish Digital system …

by Heather Smith

A world first was achieved over 24 hours from 27 November 2019 to 28 November 2019 when ecosystems from across the 5 nations of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales came together to ‘learn and grow’. Among the broad range of innovative case studies were RiTTA, a Chatbot supporting chemotherapy patients; examples of the …

by Heather Smith