Secure, Managed File Transfer Solutions for the NHS

Secure, Managed File Transfer Solutions for the NHS

Doctors need access to critical information – but in the last few years, public leaks have made people wary about sharing and agreeing to share their information.  One of the areas where this is absolutely essential is within the NHS.  Managed File Transfer can create a seamless integration between medical records of all kinds, unifying everything from prescriptions and treatment records to community support and beyond.

MFT can create a seamless transition between every service that a client needs, and can speed up the transition between carers – whether it’s primary care transfer when someone moves, or a referral to a consultant,  or other needs, from physiotherapy to quitting smoking support, MFT can ensure that the crucial information is accessed  appropriately.   This access can also be tracked and logged to give full accountability and comply with the Data Protection Act and other regulations.

Three key reasons MFT is the best solution:

MFT is one of the best systems for transferring data of all kinds – far more secure than simple FTP, giving the end user unrivalled ability to trust that their files are safe and secure.  MFT bridges the gap between several vital systems – whether it’s email integration or access logs.
MFT creates an air of security and innovation, allowing the safe, secure access of crucial data – whether it’s to ensure that prescriptions are filled, or allergies are monitored, or to support the transfer of patients between consultants – while still allowing seamless access to data.
One of the best uses of MFT is the support of the ‘paperless’ file – allowing everyone involved in the care of a client to search, annote and disseminate critical information to people that need it while ensuring that no one else has access.   As the NHS evolves, being able to use this information to refer patients to speciality centres, while decentralizing its organizational offices.

Ordering and supplies

MFT can also help to organize and manage supplies, which can be essential when purchasing in bulk.  This shared, yet decentralized approach to ordering can support significant savings and can represent an area where MFT is especially useful  from logistical planning to distribution, MFT can ensure that invoices, purchase requests, repair logs and even auditing are made easier and supported fully without creating additional problems with integration or additional systems to train on.   This also cuts down on costs, allowing the NHS to adapt to systems while meeting the proposed austerity costs, giving them a bigger budget for the more important things that are required.  Purchasing and training in bulk can also save costs and is easily organised and supported with MFT, allowing workers to call on the expertise of others being trained and previously trained.

Managed File Transfer can make the difference between rural community connections and larger units being able to communicate, without the worry of forgotten or lost files.  Let us show you how our medical MFT solutions can help the ‘Big Community’ promises that the government wants to fulfil, without putting extra pressure on your resources.

Work in Healthcare and would like more information about how Managed File Transfer solutions can benefit your organisation?

HANDD Business Solutions are independent, Managed File Transfer specialists providing solutions for some of the largest public and private sector companies across Europe. HANDD provide file transfer solutions from leading MFT software vendors including IPSWITCH File Transfer, MessageWay,  GlobalSCAPE, Linoma, South River Technologies and BOOLE Server. For further information about secure managed file transfer and data exchanges please visit or call HANDD Business Solutions on +44 (0) 845 643 4063.

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