Health Innovation Conference (Cwm Taf UHB)

“The Health Innovation Conference offers the opportunity for health professionals to come together to discuss potential projects and innovative ideas for the future of healthcare.”

The platform has been allocated a stand for the upcoming Health Innovation Conference on the 5th of October 2015. We will be demonstrating the devices, how they have been used in various settings and what the WDDCP can do for your team.

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Health Technology Challenge Wales

We have now launched our proposal for the Health Technology Challenge Wales (HTCW), which allows healthcare, industry and academics to come together to discuss and solve problems. A panel will then evaluate the proposals, followed by shortlisting and interviews. Projects can be award up to £25,000 to solve the identified problem. To view our proposal and vote, please visit the IdeaScale website.

“Paper-based forms of data collection throughout the NHS are flawed. They have numerous problems including poor security of data, delays from collection to data analysis, risk of transcription errors when entered into a computer and risk of poor completion and missing or illegible entry.

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Data Collection Completed For First National Study Using WDDCP

This morning at 08:00 more than 160 medical students completed the data collection phase of the 2015 Sepsis Study. More than 1300 digital forms were collected over 24 hours in 16 acute hospitals throughout Wales. That is a 4x increase in sites and data collected from the 2014 study.

Over the next few months we will work hard to complete a methodology paper to showcase how the WDDCP was essential for completing a study on this scale.

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Use of WDDCP Intensive Care Outreach Teams – RRAILS

During the Rapid Response to Acute Illness (RRAILS) meeting in Cardiff today WDDCP we were able to announce a stronger partnership with the RRAILS team. Robert Lundin demonstrated how the platform can be used by ITU Outreach Teams to collect data on sepsis with the potential for a national sepsis database.

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Date For First National Study Confirmed

The date for the 2015 Sepsis Study has now been confirmed. The study will take place on the 17th of June 2015 from 08:00 to 07:59 on the 18th of June and utilise the WDDCP to collect data. Over the next month Cardiff University Research Society (CUReS) will be recruiting 16 medical students to act as Hospital Leads (HLs) and 150-200 students to complete the data collection.

To complete the data collection digitally, 60 android tablet devices have been purchased to improve the data collection and analysis process. Once customised the devices will be distributed to the HLs during an upcoming training session.

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