Asckey are currently providing development and hosting services for the efm information data collection tool, for the NHS Digital (formerly known as the Health and Social Care Information Centre, or HSCIC) – on behalf of the Department of Health.
We currently host the efm-Information portal which covers 7 individual data collection modules. The extensive hosting provision for EFM is provided via our IGSoC accreditated data centre. The data collected is used by the Department of Health in a number of ways including providing answers to Parliamentary questions.
Due to the sensitive nature of the information being processed and high access security standards, the collection is hosted via the NHS’s own N3/HSCN network.
Multiple user access is an integral element of this hosting service, central to the data collection methods being used. Each module within the EFM information suite is an individual on-line data collection tool. They are accessed on an annual basis by every NHS trust in England and Wales in order to upload a wide variety of data as specified by the requirements