Smarter software, utilising state-of-the-art technology and cost effective business process have been the unique selling proposition for Cambio Healthcare Systems, a company that has been providing systems that deliver exceptional care for every stage of a person’s life for the healthcare industry in Europe. Cambio has many large installations in the Nordic region and continue to build new healthcare products that are designed and developed by their 200 strong software engineering team based in Colombo.
Recently, two key senior management members from the Cambio head office in Sweden visited Sri Lanka as part of the regular interaction between Sweden and Sri Lanka required to build these state-of-the-art IT solutions.
Anders Söderberg, Vice President of Research and Architecture, who determines the technology direction of the products developed, explained that one of the most exciting trends within the healthcare industry today is clinical decision support which is the cornerstone to improve patient safety, treatment efficacy and care efficiency.
He also pointed out that another growing trend within the market is mobility solutions. One example of this is the Nova Ward concept that Cambio has developed to support the daily work at a hospital ward by introducing new devices such as touch screens and tablets. He envisions that the need for this kind of solutions will increase rapidly and enable a broad use of mobility computing within the healthcare industry.
Endorsing this comment, Malin Laudon, Vice President of Product Development stated: “The mission of Cambio is to develop open e-solutions for the entire healthcare sector with the highest functionality. Thus, there are three areas that Cambio constantly innovates in their product ‘Cosmic’.
“These are patient safety, patient data security and clinical efficiency and as a result Cambio Healthcare Systems currently hold a large share of the market, 25% in Sweden and Denmark, making them the market leader in the Nordic region. Many hospitals in this region have used Cosmic and have won awards for the efficiency of their IT systems.” She also stated that Cambio is well set up to meet the market needs with the help of a highly competent team of developers in Sri Lanka.
Head of Cambio Sri Lanka, Dharshana Jayawardena, also added to these thoughts: “We are proud of the fact that it is Sri Lankan software engineering professionals who enabled Cambio to grow as fast as it did to the level it is today, poised to reach new markets in Europe. Over the last eight years the company has grown from a mere handful of people to over 200 situated in two offices in Colombo.
“The company has also introduced software engineering best practices, tools and technologies making the company much sought after by many who wish to work here. It would indeed be a great privilege if we are one day able to provide the very healthcare solutions we build here in Sri Lanka to revolutionise our own healthcare industry too and this is an option that we are currently looking into.”