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Health Technology Exemplars 2017

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Breast services – Improving the referral Service

Use of breast services as a test case for improving primary care to secondary care referral process from perspectives of patient, primary care, and secondary care.
Dafydd

Measuring vision using virtual reality gaming.

The scope of this project is to re-develop an existing virtual reality headset game so that it measures peripheral vision reliably in children, such that it may be used without instruction or clinical.
Stephanie Campbell

A Rubbish Project: Saving Money and Carbon Through a World First Recycling Innovation

Diverting HSDU polypropylene wrap from current waste stream (incineration of infectious waste)  to heat treatment by stenmelt machine, converting it into a sterile, sold plastic block for re-sale/recycling.
Chris Davies & Peter White

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Closing the information loop in Renal Services

Digitising self-care records: a patient ‘digital dialysis data tool’ for recording home haemodialysis treatments.
Dafydd James

Improving diagnosis of dementia in primary care

ABM ULHB together with its partners in industry, Cambridge Cognition,  are currently evaluating how an electronic App  known as the CANTAB Mobile, which uses touchscreen technology on an i-Pad, can be used to help ‘triage’ memory problems and ensure signposting to the appropriate service.   The use of  a mobile app will help to identify appropriate patients and effectively ‘screen in’ those patients with a clinically significant memory who require an in-depth memory assessment and ‘screen out’ those patients who aren’t in need of a memory assessment but in need of signposting to other services instead.
Clive Thomas

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Real Time Results Notification – “CHAI Ping” in collaboration with Elidir Health

This project aims to address issues around retrieving laboratory test results in a timely and efficient manner, to enable Nurses, Clinicians and laboratory staff’s time to be better utilised, so that patients can receive more timely decision making and potentially a more efficient discharge. CHAI Ping provides real time notifications that a patient’s result is available for checking.
Lynda Jones & Jane Brady

Time4Home: Using NEWS scores to define readiness for transfer from hospital

Decision support for safe transfer from acute hospitals with BCUHB & Philips Healthcare. The project has started in November 2016 and develops iterative algorithms over a six months period together with clinicians of the relevant clinical areas.
Chris Subbe

Powys Teaching Health Board

Electronic Community Pregnancy Health Record: Partnership project, Powys Teaching Health Board and Syml Connect

The project involves the development of an electronic smart prototype of the current paper All Wales pregnancy Health record.
Marie Lewis

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