HSCN is here.
The clock is ticking on N3.
HSCN is the new network for health and social care.
HSCN is vital to the delivery of digital health and care services.
All health and care organisations need to be connected to HSCN by August 2020.
HSCN is here. Migrate now to start benefiting.
The migration to the Health and Social Care Network has been an imperative part of making sure we have a good system, that's going to give us the infrastructure we need to deliver the digital service in as safe a way as possible.
We've seen that our speed has increased up to 10 times faster than before. This allows us to deliver high quality care and spend less time behind screens and more time with our service users.
Having access to HSCN enables us to grow our IT and technology andInnovation. We can become more available in our clinic locations and access some of the Spine services that are so critical to the care that we deliver, those services being e-referral, patient demographic service and the summary care record.
HSCN doesn't necessarily provide immediate clinical benefit but it provides a platform which enables services to be developed in rural areas that can be received by citizens who are ordinarily inaccessible to services.
Early adoption of HSCN has given us ten times more bandwidth at 20% less cost, much more reliable connectivity to our clinical systems and given us the capacity to share more information and the more information that our clinicians can share when they're discussing complex patients that gives them a better ability to provide better patient care.
The benefits of HSCN over N3 are very clear to see in that we were limited to one site with N3, now we have full coverage across our 60 locations and can access those systems a lot faster than we could previously.
Fibre to the premise connectivity with HSCN has given us a platform that we can build on in the future. Migration itself actually only took a couple of minutes and our staff didn't notice any disruption whatsoever.
User feedback has been, better smoother access to principal clinical systems by GPs across a rural North Yorkshire, which ultimately provides better quality patient care.
So we are mobile we are high speed and we make sure that there is no interruption in the care that we deliver and the Health and Social Care Network has been integral to making sure that that infrastructure is in place.
As you've seen colleagues up and down the country are already benefiting following migration to HSN through improved network and bandwidth capacity the financial savings associated with migrating to HSN and easier and smoother access to clinical systems.
N3 switches off in August 2020 and organisations must migrate to HSCN before that critical date.
At the end of the day service users and staff can reap the rewards of a good, high speed internet system NHS Digital are here to help you.
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