NHS Wales Informatics Service is ready to rebrand as Digital Well being and Care Wales subsequent month placing it on a statutory footing.
As of 1 April 2021 the brand new particular well being authority will proceed to develop the core growth and operational companies of the Informatics Service to help “better mobilisation and accessibility to knowledge and knowledge”.
The creation of Digital Well being and Care Wales places a stronger concentrate on nationwide know-how and knowledge companies, in response to interim chief govt Helen Thomas.
“We’re in an important place to maneuver ahead, as one of many few nations with an built-in nationwide digital file to help affected person care, obtainable throughout all care settings. However there may be a lot extra to do and we might want to guarantee we’re ready, with our companions, to rise to this problem,” Thomas mentioned in an announcement.
The brand new digital well being organisation can be lead by interim chair Bob Hudson, who helped set up Public Well being Wales NHS Belief, and new board secretary Chris Darling, at the moment assistant director of company enterprise at Cwm Taf Morgannwg College Well being Board.
Additional board members can be introduced within the coming months.
“The pandemic has highlighted the broader position know-how can play in supporting and bettering our well being and care companies. It has modified attitudes, accelerated uptake and spurred on new digital options,” Thomas added.
“Digital consultations, distant entry to the only well being file and superior knowledge companies are serving to all of us get by way of a tough state of affairs. So, throughout this disaster, it has been vastly rewarding to obtain optimistic suggestions from our customers and stakeholders.
“As we all know well being know-how is a core service for well being and care in Wales. And the IT programs and companies now we have developed and delivered over the previous decade stay important for the each day working of well being and care in Wales.”
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