NHS Wales Informatics Service – are the leading health information and techniology employer in Wales and are delivering information services online for all health services. We supply over 70 key services to hospitals, GPs and Pharmacists including web, systems development and information dashboards.
GPs can make electronic referrals – nearly 100,000 a year are now sent electronically to hospitalsDoctors in hospitals can manage their patient lists, request tests and view results electronically through a national system developed by NWISOut of hours health professionals can access a summary of the GP record electronicallyIn partnership with NHS Wales shared services - pharmacists can scan prescriptions into their IT system Radiologists can send x-rays and scans electronically between hospitals Clinicians can use telehealth – where specialists in a hospital in the West can link with specialists in the East to look at a patient’s treatment using high definition video conferencingThrough national and local IT service desks – staff can get help with IT systems through a central portalIn partnership with Swansea University we have a state of the art ehealth laboratory for testing, training and development.Health informatics professional development increases the skills of specialist staff All NHS Wales staff are given the opportunity to increase skills in IT through professional development
Sector: Health ITWebsite: www.wales.nhs.uk/nwis and www.wales.nhs.uk/hi-profile
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