Free Expert Workshop

  • Are you considering the role cloud might play in providing a better service to your NHS customers, and in offering you a competitive edge?
  • Do you have questions about how to embrace cloud as part of your product offer?
  • Are you considering a long-term shift from being a software provider to being a service provider?

As national NHS bodies issue formal approval for the storage of healthcare data in the cloud, UKCloud Health is running a workshop to consider how software vendors can capitalise on the opportunities – and navigate the challenges – presented by cloud.

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Our exclusive workshop – which is free of charge for anyone working within a company which provides software to the NHS – will consider:

  • How vendors can develop a cloud offer: Our experts have supported a range of companies to develop a cloud proposition. They will share their knowledge with you, helping you consider how your business could move to the cloud – and, ultimately, to a position as a provider of a fully managed service.
  • How vendors can navigate the technical and business challenges to developing a cloud proposition: Becoming a solution provider rather than software provider is a big shift. It means embracing a different revenue model, as well as overcoming technical challenges. Our experts will help you plan that journey, enabling you to get ahead of the game so that you’re ready as the NHS increasingly embraces the cloud.

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The cloud is coming to the NHS… are you ready?

In January 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Digital and NHS Improvement formally stated that NHS and social care organisations can use the cloud to store health and care data. It is the latest indication that the NHS is ready to embrace cloud.

As NHS IT teams continue to be over-stretched, and budgets continue to be constrained, and the cybersecurity risks posed by outdated infrastructure become more pressing, cloud is an increasingly attractive option. Many in the NHS also feel it could help with moves to greater data mobility and intelligence, making it possible to find better ways of doing things and ultimately benefiting patient care.

A challenge and an opportunity for software vendors

For established vendors of NHS software, cloud can present both an intriguing opportunity and a cause for concern. It may make it easier for new providers to enter the market. While the resulting increase in competition and innovation may be beneficial, existing software providers will have to navigate technical debt and commercial incumbency at the same time as transforming their business.

On the other hand, becoming a solution provider rather than a software provider – and fully embracing all the opportunities cloud can offer – could mean new business opportunities and revenue streams, and a distinct competitive edge.

Meet our experts and consider how you can capitalise on cloud

UKCloud Health’s free deep dive workshops focus on the technical and operational challenges that you will need to overcome as you design cloud-based solutions, and the benefits you can realise. Our experts will help you better understand how to harness cloud technologies, tools and DevOps techniques. You’ll learn how to establish the processes which will enable you to offer your customers a fully managed cloud solution or Software as a Service.

The workshop will be tailored based on an initial consultation, but we’ll usually cover the following:

  • Introduction to cloud IaaS & PaaS solutions
  • Cloud native application design principles
  • Resilience and high availability design principles for mission critical NHS services
  • Managing cloud infrastructure: cloud automation / DevOps principles, tools and methodologies
  • Connectivity and access including N3 / HSCN ‘ IGSoC design principles
  • Secure by Default (NCSC) & Privacy by Design principles aligned to NHS cloud security guidelines, ISO27001 / ISO27018 and GDPR data processor requirements
  • Gap analysis to measure the existing capacity and capability to execute a cloud strategy

We can also use the workshop to help participants create a detailed cloud solution design for a specific product, and help you build the business case for cloud.

This workshop will be of particular interest to executive leaders and IT experts at companies supplying core clinical and business software systems to the NHS. That includes electronic patient records, clinical decision support and data analytics.


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