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Published: 2018-09-27

Worcestershire partners with Cambio on Global Digital Exemplar project

NHS trust selects Cambio for disruptive digital programme

21 September 2018 – Cambio Healthcare Systems has signed a development partnership agreement with Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, under the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme, to create a disruptive clinical solution for community and mental health trusts.

Robert Mackie, the trust’s deputy chief executive and director of finance, says Cambio’s track record and proven technology were key. ‘The company’s electronic patient record, which is the backbone of our solution, is widely adopted in Sweden and underpinning a health system that is among the best in the world. Harnessing this expertise will help us to continue to pioneer digital innovations to constantly improve care quality and outcomes.’

A key deliverable is an integrated solution for e-prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) and clinical decision support (CDS) designed expressly for mental health care. Built on Cambio’s COSMIC EPR, the highly interoperable solution will employ open standards and APIs (applications programme interfaces) allowing other NHS trusts to link any third party applications for secure access to their patient records.

‘In partnership with Worcestershire’s GDE project team, we are working on a set of technologies that will have the potential to reshape the delivery of mental health care in the NHS,’ said Andrew Brindle, Cambio’s UK director of research and development. ‘This is a major project and true collaboration between the trust, our teams in the UK and Sweden and development centre in Sri Lanka.’

The partnership agreement is for three years initially, with the option to extend for a further two years.

Worcestershire was among the first wave of GDEs announced by NHS England in 2017 and one of just seven mental health trusts.

‘GDEs have a record of delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the use of world-class digital technology and information,’ said David Brown, the trust’s associate director of IT. ‘These new developments will serve as a blueprint for other mental health trusts to quickly follow in our footsteps.’

The GDE blueprint at Worcestershire covers initially the delivery of  ePMA, CDS and structured clinical record, and will be interoperable with the trust’s existing Casenotes system. Cambio’s go-to-market proposition will also include its Patient Flow Manager (PFM) for a complete, end-to-end care solution.

Adrian Stevens, Cambio’s CEO in the UK, said: ‘Our aim is to be a disruptive force in the healthcare market through innovation and will achieve this by working collaboratively to produce precisely what clinicians and service users need to deliver exceptional care for the patient.’

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