Social Care Wales is planning an audit of its digital systems as a step towards improving their interoperability.
The country’s coordinating agency for social care has begun to look for support in the six-month project, and in running a discovery phases for an existing registration service.
It is part of the development of a digital strategy for health and social care, the ground for which was laid in 2018 with the publication of the report, A Healthier Wales.
The market notice for support says there are implications for Welsh systems and platforms in the UK Government’s move to open standards and software; and that existing systems are not sufficiently linked.
Social Care Wales is looking to assess the user experience of people accessing its registration service through the SCWonline service. Among the functions are to help new applications prove they are qualified to work in the sector and their identity, and to help practitioners renew registrations, update training records and provide proof of qualifications.
It also wants to look at opportunities to improve the service and increase the interoperability of systems to provide a better offer for users.
In October of last year the Welsh health minister, Vaughan Gething, announced a £50 million investment in digital health and social care in the country.