Digital health technology is a key enabler for us to achieve a value-based approach to healthcare.
Value-based healthcare demands a data-informed approach to decision making at all levels, whether that is to support shared decision making in the consultation, for quality improvement in a service, for resource allocation or research.
One of the main datasets to capture is patient reported outcomes, commonly known as PROMs. These structured and often codified questionnaires are important status reports about the symptom burden and quality of life of an individual on a given day. They can be an important tool to support care and therefore must be embedded technically across our healthcare information system to be accessed by patients and their clinicians.
There are three important areas in-which the Welsh Value in Health Centre are working to improve the digital health of our healthcare system: data standards, data accessibility and data visualisation.
Our work is focussed on: