BDS provides Connected Community Infrastructure (CCI) services across the UK, helping to keep NHS organisations connected and integrated.
Developed over the past 20 years alongside a cohort of NHS organisations to deliver a digitally enabled integrated health and care system, Connected Community Infrastructure services empower health and care professionals, providing access to a wealth of information, IT systems and support to help them make better clinical decisions.
- Connected – across organisational boundaries
- Mobile – allowing users to access data remotely from portable devices
- Efficient – saving each user significant time in their work and ensuring they have all the information they need when they need it
- Collaborative – allowing health and care organisations to share information and best practice, helping organisations to meet their local health and care needs
- Autonomous – enabling organisations to deliver and maintain their own local IT infrastructure whilst benefitting from the collaboration between organisations
- Secure – allowing clinicians and care professionals to store and share information whilst supporting information governance requirements
- Flexible – adapting to meet the individual needs of each organisation, supporting multiple models of care and evolving to meet changes in IT and the health and care system
- Economical – using common IT infrastructure standards and leveraging existing investments in technology and skills
Connected Community Infrastructure will help NHS organisations, including GPs, Acute Trusts, Community and Mental Health Trusts, Hospices and CCGs, in heading towards a paperless service, whilst improving communication and sharing models of best practice, helping to improve overall health and care outcomes.
BDS Solutions Connected Community Infrastructure includes:
- Directory Services
- Security Services
- Desktop and Mobile Services
- Programme Management and Design Authority Services
“For the last ten years, the Trusts comprising the North West Shared Infrastructure Service have continued to benefit, both financially and technically, from their consolidated partnership with BDS.”
Andrew Thompson, Head of the North West Shared Infrastructure Service