Our winter event is focussing on how data driven solutions can improve patient journeys and drive efficiencies. We will be looking in detail at current projects in Wales - Dr Doctor, Patient Knows Best, Practice Unbound and Resource Tracking Demonstration - which are using data to improve workflow, increase communications and involve patients. Our speakers will talk through their journeys, the lessons learned and how they have achieved or are planning for success.
NWIS will also be presenting on the National Data Repository and the opportunities for the NHS and industry created by this all-Wales data resource.
The afternoon will focus on APIs. We will be holding workshops, seeking your views on what APIs should be developed through the Ecosystem in 2019 and beyond, as well a technical/hack session about the API development platform.
PLEASE NOTE - both workshops will be running at the same time.
Emergency Departments across Wales and the UK, run with a wide variety of information and communication systems, from specialist emergency care platforms all the way down to a blackboard and a damp cloth. As such the data on emergency care is patchy at best and none of them have an interface that is designed to match the professional practice and cognitive patterns activated in good Triage. This is often because Triage in practical terms, is done differently, by different people, in different places.
We are seeking a developer to join a clinical task and finish group, participate in the coproduction process and create a digital interface to mirror the emerging model of Triage. The project nickname is: Pathway Oriented Emergency Triage in Hospital or ‘Poeth’ which means hot, in Welsh.
More than just a classification system, we are designing a decision tool to help track the best possible response, or pathway, for the patient’s presenting condition. This has the potential not just to track patients but to measure the demand in and ED in real time, calculate levels of operational escalation and inform the strategic development of emergency services nationally. At present we simply don’t understand the nature of demand in our EDs, hence Welsh Government have identified up to £100,000 for digital innovation to support the development of the ED Framework in early 2019. Any ideas?
The team will be presenting at the DHEW event on 5th December and there will be a workshop in the afternoon to get more detail on the project and understand what the Poeth team are looking to commission.