Dafydd James is a senior renal pharmacy technician working for the Renal Medicines Service based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea and attended last year’s Welsh Health Hack.
“It was great to be in a room full of like-minded individuals and bouncing ideas off one another,” said Dafydd.
His project, Dialysis reMix, was one of the ideas approved by the Welsh Health Hack ‘Dragon’s Den’ to receive funding and support to take it to the next level.
Dialysis patients attend the unit three times a week for their treatment. The project uses mathematical modelling to tactically schedule patients dialysis treatments to make the best use of resource and capacity and avoid any unnecessary delays.
“Pitching to the dragons was the best and worst experience of my life; however, I would certainly do it again!” says Dafydd.
“Since the project was accepted, we have been able to develop a tool that is making a positive difference for patients. The project has since progressed to be a Health Technology Exemplar project with the Bevan Commission.”
Dafydd would encourage anyone with an operational challenge to attend this year’s Welsh Health Hack: “Turn up, share your ideas. You never know who you’ll meet and where you’ll end up!”
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