Secondary Care

Cambio signs national contract with NHS Scotland

Cambio Healthcare Systems has won a Pan European tender to supply a Decision Support (DS) System for NHS Scotland through a national contract with NHS National Services Scotland.

The long-term aim is to deploy Cambio’s solution as the national decision support platform which works with clinical and care systems to improve patient safety and outcomes for the country’s population of 5.8 million.

In the first instance, the Scottish Government Primary Care Division is sponsoring implementation in early adopter general practices. The Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Division managed the tender and selection process and is now managing the initial implementation and evaluation in early adopter sites.

The Cambio application is built around open standards and works with any electronic heath record system through straightforward integration. It is embedded into the clinical workflow to assist and help clinicians in real-time to follow the recommended latest evidence for treatment and prevention of medical conditions. Cambio’s DS solution is already well established in the Nordics with the tool deployed across eight Swedish healthcare regions, accounting for 30% of the population.

A study using the application applied to the single area of stroke prevention demonstrated that the DS saves save lives and avoid unnecessary individual suffering by reducing strokes caused by irregular heart rhythm. In addition to this, a reduction of direct treatment and rehabilitation costs could be estimated at £600,000 per year for a population of 450,000 or over £7m a year for a population the size of Scotland.