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HSCN: Hear all about it


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By the end of the decade, the NHS’s N3 wide area network will have passed into IT history: as of 2017, the transition to the next generation Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) will begin. Yes, folks, 2017, as in now. NHS Digital has been meticulous in keeping people informed of its strategy and planning around HSCN, and its vision for “a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information, while at the same time reducing costs and complexity, standardising networks, enabling service sharing, and extending the parameters of collaborative working.”

But while awareness of the requirement and excitement about the potential is high among end users, certainty and assurance over their respective migration journeys is less so. Sourcing options and timeframes are understood in broad terms, and last autumn NHS Digital started soliciting organisations for feedback on their preferred procurement approach from the four options available: Centrally Managed Aggregate Procurement, Collaborative Self-Serve, Individual Self-Serve, and Direct Award.

But we’re still light on guidance and detail on making an optimum choice, information on compliant/approved HSCN suppliers, and the nitty-gritty of engagement, commercials and delivery. We know the why, but it’s time to find out more, much more, on the who, what, when, where and how much. It’s time to put end users in the box seat when it comes to transitioning efficiently, painlessly, confidently. It’s time to tune in to a special Redcentric webcast on January 20th.

Our public sector director Mark Hall, one of the UK’s acknowledged healthcare tech leaders, will aim to equip you with all the information and insider nuggets you need to help you map out your HSCN playbook and get your HSCN journey underway in 2017…yes, that’s right, now.

Click here to register for the webcast



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