Earlier this month, in a Cabinet Statement, Welsh Government’s Health & Social Services Minister, Vaughan Gething, alluded to the important role that ‘technology development’ will have on the devolved government’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively to coronavirus.
“We need to utilise the best of what these new technologies can offer, in ways which are trusted, safe and help achieve our overarching aims to save lives and livelihoods.” – Vaughan Gething, MS.
The Welsh Government funded initiative to unify stakeholders in the pursuit of technological innovation across Welsh health care is the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW). DHEW is a collaboration between the Life Sciences Hub Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Service.
SAIL Databank’s Senior Research Manager and Data Scientist, Ashley Akbari, speaks to DHEW about the One Wales response. In a written blog for DHEW, Ashley talks about how the Trusted Research Environment (TRE) technology behind the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank is supporting One Wales partners to deliver crucial, policy-shaping, coronavirus insights, and the collaborative culture and spirit that has shined in Wales.
“…an agile and responsive approach to tackling data analysis and intelligence generation based on the constant and newly developing priorities for tackling COVID-19.” – Ashley Akbari, SAIL Databank.