Manchester NHS bodies using DataWell Exchange for patient data

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Four hospital trusts and two CCGs in Greater Manchester are in the early stages of using the DataWell Exchange (a healthcare information exchange platform) for patient data. The exchange has been built by AHSN on a software platform from LumiraDx, working with IBM and EY. There is no central data warehouse, it works by data moving at the point of need. 

The bodies using the DataWell Exchange are: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Central Manchester University Hospitals, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Trafford and Salford Clinical Commissioning Groups. The four hospital trusts are contributing data, while at the moment the CCGs are consuming, but there are plans for them to add information. Each organisation have their own server as part of the system and choose which information to place there. AHSN then maps the data and is currently working on the sharing of pathology datasets as the first step.

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