Welsh Clinical Portal mobile app shortlisted for national award

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NHS Wales Informatics Service has been shortlisted for a Digital Entrepreneur Award for innovation in the public sector for our Welsh Clinical Portal mobile app.

The Digital Entrepreneur Awards, taking place on 21 November in London, are the only national awards dedicated to championing digital entrepreneurialism and innovation across the UK.

The development of the mobile app means that clinicians across Wales can access information about their patients from the Welsh Clinical Portal while on-the-go and at the bedside from a mobile device.  It allows patient-specific push notifications and the facility for clinical staff to also access data on their patients' diagnosis, locations, and pending activity.

"This award recognises the considerable efforts of our development teams, infrastructure and security colleagues, contributing clinicians and the project manager," said Griff Williams, manager of the Welsh Clinical Portal. "Specific individuals from across the organisation worked in collaboration towards the common goal of taking this innovative product from concept into research and development, evolution, testing and implementation - via internationally available app stores.  The application revolutionises clinician access to Welsh health record data."