PIF member Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) has published its first long-term strategy. The strategy, which sets out its plans for 2024-2030, include a single, comprehensive repository of health and care data in Wales. The National Data Resource will provide health and social care staff, patients and the public with a shared view of the single health and care record.

The strategy also sets out how digital can be a "force for good" in health and care. It acknowledges key areas of concern, including artificial intelligence (AI), data privacy and that not everyone wants to use digital tools. However, DHCW says it is essential digital and data are used to complement the human aspects of health and care. It sets out five key principles, empower people to live healthier lives through digital services:

  1. Put people first
  2. Simplify everything we do
  3. Design for more data, more digital
  4. Find more value
  5. Learn from the past, embrace the future.

Read the full strategy via the DHCW website here.