InTechnology accredited to connect third parties to N3
InTechnology Managed Services has been granted aggregator status for N3 - the internal NHS communications network - by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the national IT agency for the health service. As part of its new status, InTechnology will be responsible for assessing and approving applications from third party organisations wanting to connect to N3 including approved software providers, commercial and third sector providers of health and social care services. Obtaining access to N3 requires extensive due diligence work on the part of the supplier to ensure that it is able to meet security and information governance standards required by the Department of Health and managed by HSCIC. InTechnology will be able to support companies through the strict process of application and connection, the company says. "For suppliers looking to connect to the NHS internal network this new process will provide the skills, resources and time often lacking internally. It will also provide assurance that all information governance and security regulations are being met," says Mark Hall, divisional director, healthcare solutions from InTechnology. In addition to its infrastructure role, the N3 network delivers a range of third-party software solutions such as digital x-rays and analysis to front line patient care organisations.
Pictured: Richmond House, home of the Department of Health in Whitehall
InTechnology Managed Services: www.intechnology.co.uk
Memset announces new public sector contracts
Devon County Council is using cloud hosting provider Memset to provide the infrastructure for the council's new website, the company has announced. The contract means Devon joins recently secured accounts with Ryedale District Council and Sheffield City Council for the "infrastructure as a service" (Iaas) supplier's open source hosting platform, it says. Memset has been providing UK-based managed hosting and dedicated servers for more than 10 years. A G-Cloud Foundation Delivery Partner, the company's core hosting services are security accredited to impact level 2 (IL2) and its data centres are UK based, it says. Central government clients and partners include the Government Digital Service, Cabinet Office and Home Office.
Memset Government Hosting: www.memset.com/gov/