Hytec Information Security: Specialist N3/HSCN Consultancy and Managed Services
2018 marks the year of transition from N3 to HSCN. The Health and Social Care Network is now live and accepting organisations on the network. Hytec, OLM’s specialist information governance and security division, provides services to support the NHS’ HSCN Connection, IGSoC Toolkit, PSN connectivity and ISO 27001 certification.
Hytec information security is trusted by many local authorities. In the past they have delivered clear, workable advice regarding NHS N3 compliance and matters of information security. We use this knowledge base to advise a new generation of clients with HSCN consultancy.
Organisations wishing to provide services to Health via the NHS N3/HSCN network, manage devices, or administer applications on the N3/ HSCN network, need to comply with the technical and Information Governance requirements of the NHS in order to be able to communicate via N3/ HSCN.
From our five offices, Hytec information security provides connection consultancy and other data security services to local authorities and private organisations across the UK.
We are true N3/ HSCN service experts with over 26 years security/information governance experience. We have provided specialist services providing IGSoC Toolkit Compliance services and connecting hundreds of organisations to a secure, resilient N3/ HSCN connected hosting environment. We build relationships based on flexible, friendly partnerships and the cost-effective delivery of information security related services and hosting, such as N3/ HSCN and PSN.
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is a new data network for health and care organisations, replacing N3.
It will provide the underlying network arrangements to help integrate and transform health and social care services by enabling health and social care organisations to access and share information more reliably, flexibly and efficiently.
The potential benefits of joining HSCN are:
- The ability to send and receive secure data between health, commercial and social care organisations, supporting information and service sharing
- Cheaper connectivity than previous N3 services
- Simpler network Information Governance requirements
- Helping staff across health, commercial service providers and care work together
- Standardised networks
- Simpler access to NHS Digital's national applications, making it easier to confirm NHS numbers, share care plans and access Summary Care Records