DHEW aims

Its key aims include:

  • Accelerate the delivery and adoption of the latest digital solutions to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs
  • Create a pathway for access to health and care data through the development of APIs in a test environment.
  • Foster innovation from all stakeholders, encouraging cross-sector co-operation and implementation
  • Support the development of new products and services to drive business growth, job security and creation, ensuring prosperity for all

We hosted the first Digital Health Ecosystem Wales event at The Principal St David’s Hotel, Cardiff on Tuesday 6th March 2018. It attracted more than 120 people from all sectors and organisations interested in digital health. The event introduced the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and the aim of bringing together the NHS, NWIS and industry to accelerate improvements in health though the use of data and technology.

Resource tracking

The Digital Health Ecosystem Wales is well placed to address challenges such resource tracking. A digital
ecosystem could help healthcare providers track people, assets and resources across a hospital. This could have a positive impact on increasing efficiency in nursing, as well as reducing losses and wastage in pharmacy. A Welsh Health Board is working with the Life Sciences Hub Wales to scope a project that can develop a case for change.

NHS Wales Informatics Service API

The NHS Wales Informatics Service has been developing the first in a series of application programming
interfaces (APIs) to simplify integration with NHS Wales National Architecture. The first API provides simulated demographic details of NHS Wales patients in a test environment.

DHEW Summer Event—18.07.18

Funding opportunities and procurement for innovative digital programmes exist at a Welsh, UK and International level. We’re here to help you find the right opportunity for you—and understanding how to put together the most compelling bid.

Our event brings together speakers from a range of programmes and upcoming competitions. Speakers include:

  • Jon Wood—Innovate UK

  • Gareth Davies—Head of ACCELERATE

  • Ifan Evans—Welsh Government

  • Vannessa Davies—Welsh European Funding Office

  • Andy Bleadon—ECHAlliance


To register for our July event please register at:

To sign up to the Ecosystem mailing, to be kept up to date with information and events please email digital@lshubwales.com

To discuss the Ecosystem please contact:

Helen Northmore 
Programme Delivery Manager for Digital Health Ecosystem Wales
Email: Helen.Northmore@lshubwales.com 
Phone: 07741 635439