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

The Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW) team have been busy recently with not one, but two events on 11th November. DHEW’s API team delivered a technical deep dive workshop into their next API, Welsh Care Record. The workshop had 40 attendees – developers and informatics specialists from industry and NHS. We went through the API, …

by Heather Smith

We are really pleased to see more of our ecosystems and members connecting up. That is what being the Global Connector is all about. The Digital Health Ecosystem Wales visited the Digital Health & Care Institute to explore shared learning and collaboration opportunities. In particular how they can support each others innovation clusters. Learn more about Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and Scottish …

by Heather Smith

The DHEW Summer Event was held on July 18th 2018, with 120 people gathering to hear about future funding opportunities. We had presentations from Innovate UK about the current competition for disruptive technologies and the future competitions on Healthy Ageing and Mental Health, WEFO and the ECH Alliance on the upcoming Horizon 202 Calls, an …

by Heather Smith

Less reliance on hospitals & more care closer to home – Health Secretary outlines revolution in Wales’ health & social care The proposals are set out in the Welsh Government’s long-term plan for the future of health and social care in Wales, A Healthier Wales, which focuses on providing more joined-up services, in community settings …

by Heather Smith