The health and social care system faces significant pressures due to the COVID-19 outbreak and, in the current circumstances, it could be more harmful not to share health and care information than to share it.
The Diabetes Consultation Note has launched in Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest. The note enables Diabetes consultants, specialist nurses and dietitians to record and view patient information within the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).
Crucial data collected by a new dentistry system is making sure that patients in Wales are receiving the right care in the right place.
Wales is now the first nation in the UK to enable digitised patient information to be accessed by healthcare professionals across all health board organisational boundaries, allowing information to follow the patient wherever in Wales care is provided.
The Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) has been launched in several health boards across Wales. The project is transforming nursing documentation by standardising forms, and turning them digital.
Software developed and supported by the NHS Wales Informatics Service is supporting the Public Health Wales bowel screening programme, which has launched a new campaign with Bowel Cancer UK to encourage more eligible people to take the test.
The use of electronic test requesting in GP practices is growing, with more practices taking the system on board over the last year.
Welsh hospitals are to get a new hi-tech pharmacy system, in the first phase of a major plan to modernise pharmacy and prescribing.
New condition-specific data dashboards are being developed by NHS Wales to provide insight into patient outcomes, and to identify variations in care.
We went to speak with Dr Gautam Das at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Merthyr-Tydfil recently who was eager to tell us how helpful he has found the Diabetes Consultation Note
Wendy Dearing, Head of Workforce at NHS Wales Informatics Service, has featured in the first edition of Careermag for Graduates.
Andrew Griffiths, the former Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service, has been appointed as the new chief executive of FedIP - the body leading professionalism for the healthcare IT community.
Gareth from Cardiff contacted us on social media recently to tell us how digital services are making a difference to his wife’s care.
World-leading digital services are transforming the way radiology results are used in NHS Wales. In December, Cardiff and Vale became the final health board to adopt the new digital radiology results reporting service, available through the Welsh Clinical Portal.
Recently, our Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, Anne-Marie Cunningham opened the first Annual Members Conference for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) in London.
Earlier this year, Emma Williams, the Clinical Lead for Choose Pharmacy at NHS Wales Informatics Service, gave a presentation on the Choose Pharmacy application at the Celtic Conference in Edinburgh.
Cancer patients needing urgent care in Hywel Dda University Health Board are benefitting from improved use of electronic referrals.
Since the Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) partnership formed two years ago between NWIS and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a generation of technical and information graduates have seen their careers take sail.
Familes and children in Hywel Dda University Health Board are the latest to benefit from a new Child Health Information System, the Children and Young Persons Integrated System (known as CYPrIS).
Training for Community First Responders held in an NWIS office earlier this year has proved invaluable, after one of the course attendees saved the life of a young man in Cardiff.
The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust completed the training of eight new Community First Responders (CFR) as part of an initiative for organisations to train staff with life-saving skills and support the wider NHS workforce.