Cambio Healthcare Systems launches
11 March 2007
London, UK. Cambio Healthcare Systems, the largest
healthcare administration software provider in Scandinavia, has set up
office and won its first contract in the United Kingdom.
Its flagship Cambio COSMIC platform has been deployed by private
healthcare supplier Capio.
Cambio was formed in Stockholm in 1993 and has become the largest healthcare
management solution provider in the region. In Sweden, Cambio’s COSMIC
platform is used to manage the healthcare of over one-third of the
population. The company has also been successful in Denmark, where its
technology is being used to manage the records of approximately 10% of the
population. In addition, Cambio COSMIC is the basis on which the healthcare
of all Faroe Islands citizens is managed.
“With our proven success in
Sweden and other Nordic markets, we decided the time was right to enter the
UK,” said Tomas Mora-Morrison, CEO of Cambio. “British health practitioners
urgently need to better manage the ever more complex tasks associated with
day-to-day patient care. We offer a compelling value proposition because we
are the only European vendor with a proven track record, and we have
delivered on the vision of sharing information across clinical boundaries,
enabling significant advances in patient care.”
Morrison continued: “In
the short-term, our business strategy is to be the preferred healthcare IT
partner for private providers working with the public sector. In the
long-term, we would also like to partner with public providers such as the
NHS and Foundation Trusts.”
Capio Healthcare UK secured the largest NHS
contract for Independent Sector Treatment Centres in 2004. It chose Cambio
as their provider of electronic patient records (EPR) and patient
administration systems (PAS). Capio implemented COSMIC in six newly built
and three adapted treatment centres in the UK. Capio also introduced Cambio
COSMIC to its acute hospitals in June 2006 and today the system is being
used in four of these hospitals. The organisation plans to install Cambio
COSMIC in 21 private hospitals by the end of 2007.
Capio’s Swedish arm is
also using Cambio COSMIC. The Swedish organisation first implemented the
system in 2004 and it is now used by 1,800 medical practitioners in
Capio-run hospitals and clinics across the country.