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Digital Health Ecosystem Wales

6th March 2018

ECHAlliance Ecosystems

Digital Health Ecosystem Wales is a network connecting developers and companies with innovative digital health solutions with the NHS in Wales

Companies will be able to meet with NHS Wales collaborating to bring in new innovations or to resolve problems as well as learning and sharing best practice on themes of current interest.

The first event being held by the Digital Health Eco System Wales will take place on Tuesday 6th March 2018 in Cardiff.

The event will be held in Cardiff Bay and full location and venue details will be published once our EventBrite page goes live.

The event will take place in two parts.

The morning event will be the opportunity to learn of the digital health ecosystem in Wales and beyond. With keynote speakers and up to the moment content it is your chance to discover what is new and relevant in digital health.

The afternoon event is a NHS challenge-led event around the them of Resource tracking. Hear directly from the NHS about this vital un met need; discuss approaches and solutions and hear from those whose technologies may provide answers

To express interest in attending all or part of the event please contact Heather Smith: [email protected]

The Agenda for this event is as follows:

Morning event

9.30 – 10.00 Arrival and registration

10.00 – 10.10 Opening remarks from meeting chair.

10.10 – 10.25 Welcome and introduction to the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW). Cari-Anne Quinn Acting CEO Cardiff Life Sciences Hub Wales and Programme Board Chair of the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales

10.25 – 10.50 ECHAlliance – Bleddyn Rees, NE Director, Digital Health Expert & Lawyer

10.50 – 11.25 Estonia – How to deliver the promise of eHealth – Piret Hirv, Adviser, E-Services & Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs – “The Estonian Way”
Coffee and networking

11.55 – 12.20 Showcase of a Digital Health innovator company, details to be confirmed

12.20 – 12.45 Current topics in digital health Speaker to be confirmed

12.45 – 13.00 Panel Q&A

13.00 – 1345 Networking lunch

Afternoon Event 

Currently in NHS Wales hospitals there is no efficient way to identify the location of patients, equipment, staff and key resources. It means that we are not making best use of valuable staff time.

To quote Clinical Engineering “We need to aim for the right equipment in the right place at the right time” thus improving the patients journey.

As Karen Winder, Head Of Clinical Systems, explains below, a system of tracking patients staff and resources could mean that a patient’s stay in the hospital would be less stressful and staff and valuable resources such as operating and screening slots can be optimised.

NHS Wales is looking at identifying suppliers who might have technology and other solutions that could be part of the answer to this challenge.

On the day a number of slots will be available on a first come first served basis for companies to present their solutions or ideas to other participants and to meet with NHS Wales.


6th March 2018
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Cardiff Bay
Cardiff, United Kingdom + Google Map