HSCN Connectivity will provide the underlying Network arrangements to help integrate and transform health and social care services by enabling organisations to access and share information more reliably, flexibly, and efficiently. Providers of health and social care will be able to obtain Network Connectivity from multiple suppliers in a competitive marketplace and collaborate securely with comparable organisations.
Stage 2 compliance means that Exponential-e now has certified connectivity access to HSCN central services, as well as two geographically diverse Crown Hosting Data Centres.
The connection to the Crown Hosting Data Centres means that Exponential-e can contribute to the UK Government's aim for the public sector to put the Cloud first. This enables the seamless delivery of HSCN services to the Health and Social Care Sector, including NHS trusts, with the added benefit of connectivity into Crown Hosting Data Centres.
Exponential-e's achievement follows the company's success in securing a position on the HSCN Access Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) back in November 2017. Exponential-e is well placed to deliver these mission-critical services, as seen in the company's tested capability in delivering:
Afshin Attari, Director Public Sector Exponential-e, commented:
"HSCN has the ability to effectively relieve pressure on hundreds of trusts that have been reliant on ageing network infrastructure. It is also the chief enabling platform for new technologies and services, empowering the public sector with more choice.
We're looking forward to helping the likes of NHS Trusts, CSUs, and CCGs drive innovative thinking across the Health and Social Care Sector, relieving the NHS of the confines of a legacy network in the process. Not only will this make each patient's experience better but, ultimately, it will also enable frontline staff to carry out their vital jobs as efficiently as possible."