InTechnology adds to its NHS and health credentials

08 August 2012

Harrogate-based Cloud services provider, InTechnology has announced today that it has passed Level 10 of the Information Governance and Statement of Compliance (IG SoC) with 100% flying colours - the only aggregator to complete to this level. (Level 10 is the most recent annual IG SoC toolkit accreditation.)

The company's unique unified blend of accreditations puts it in a unique position to deliver flexible, scalable and dynamic IT services to a broad range of healthcare clients.

IG SoC is the process by which organisations enter into an agreement with NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) for access to the NHS National Network (N3). InTechnology's health credentials are impressive as it is one of only a few service providers to be connected to the N3 network. The company recently launched InHealthcare, a subsidiary that specialises in telehealth services.

Mark Hall, divisional director, healthcare solutions, InTechnology said: "As an organisation that receives services from NHS CfH directly, we must complete the IG SoC process. InTechnology is one of a very select few service providers working right across the NHS.

"InTechnology was the first aggregator allowed to transmit and store Patient Identifiable Data (PID). From an information security perspective, in addition to our IG SoC accreditation, InTechnology is ISO 27001 certified and we're also authorised to process 'restricted' Government data by the MoD."

The IG SoC accreditation process sets out a range of security-related requirements which must be satisfied in order for an organisation to provide assurances in respect of safeguarding the N3 network and information assets that may be accessed. Every organisation, from GP practices to third-party suppliers like InTechnology, must complete IG SoC regularly.

InTechnology's NHS accreditation dates back to 2005; it is a third-party commercial aggregator as well as a formal N3 ISP.