NHS IT experts look into the future at Mailsafe Event

24 / 10 / 2014 

Several key IT managers from across a range of NHS organisations came along to our Mailsafe event last week, to take part in a topical discussion about migrating to NHSmail in line with the current HSCIC initiative. The informative event, held at the BMA House on Thursday 23 October, provided us with the perfect platform to discuss any issues surrounding NHSmail and give a practical demonstration of our Mailsafe archiving solution.

The IT managers took part in a debate and an interactive question and answer session, addressing several important areas, such as the new NHS secure email standard ISB1596, the migration from Exchange to NHSmail and the solutions to PST files issues. The panel debate also covered Information Governance and E-Discovery and the impact these have on the capabilities of the email system.

The event kicked off with a presentation by HSCIC’s Ian Jones, providing all of the attendees with a better understanding of the ISB1596 standard, including the conformance accreditation costs and a rundown of what is involved in the migration to NHSmail. The Techne-Comm team followed up, discussing the importance of selecting an email archiving solution that can address the needs of all NHS organisations to provide the highest level of retention, searchability and accessibility required for such a vast amount of sensitive information.

We have had some great, positive feedback following the event. The attendees got to see the Mailsafe solution in action with the live demonstration and there were plenty of opportunities for the IT managers to air their thoughts and engage with colleagues across the organisation. We are planning to hold further events like this in the not too distant future, and hopefully we can continue to play our part in creating a leaner, more secure email environment for the NHS.