Cambio Sri Lanka designs software systems for leading hospitals in Europe

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Cambio Healthcare Systems in Sri Lanka brings much deserved acclaim to the country, by being responsible for designing and developing Enterprise Healthcare Solutions for some of the leading hospitals in Europe.  

When asked about Cambio’s key brand, Sanjeewa Senarath who heads the Software Quality Assurance Division at Cambio Healthcare Systems in Sri Lanka explained, that Cambio’s main product is Cambio COSMIC, a patient-centred electronic health record system, that offers solutions within all healthcare sectors for large health organisations and provides a high degree of patient safety and security to both healthcare personnel and patients.

 It is currently licensed to over 95,000 users in General and University hospitals, primary care clinics and specialist units in Sweden, Denmark, and the United Kingdom.

Offering a model which will run simultaneously with existing systems, Cambio provides operational support to increase efficiencies of hospitals by integrating with the existing systems while offering the flexibility of customisation to suit individual customer demands.

Senarath also touched on the adequacy and accuracy of this product by stating that the company has created a mechanism for planned and process oriented care, by identifying specific care requirements, defining aims, planning and documenting the result of the treatments as well as evaluating treatments in relation to aims. Information in the care plan is divided into four categories, pre-admission, status, care plan and final summery.

He added: “Thanks to this categorisation, it is easy to gain an overview of a patient’s care requirements and plan treatment accordingly in line with treatments already carried out.”

Hospital staff can insert any information of a patient and this information can be seen and accessed by all relevant staff.  It also has a ‘Report Sheet’, a functionality that can be used for patients being cared for in wards. “Here the hospital staff can document all expected and unexpected events, measures and results,” Senarath said.

Senarath also pointed out that Cambio COSMIC has a special component that supports emergency care, where patients in acute or life threatening stages could be quickly registered. It provides several advantages such as giving  an in depth patient-overview that is automatically updated overtime, supports patient prioritisation based on the condition of the patient and also look at the resource ability and monitor the current operational workload at the emergency unit.

This greatly assists and enables off-site care professionals to understand the needs of each patient and keep an eye on them, as well as offer the right care at the right time and also assists to have the right operative team to be booked in advance including, doctors, nurses and all other relevant staff members. Each stage of the operation could also be monitored through this system.

He also shed light on the ‘COSMIC Theatre Management,’ which is a system that can support the entire theatre process. It provides extensive support for waiting lists, scheduling, theatre records, anaesthetic information, operation activities, operation live view and follow-up. In other words, it is a comprehensive support service for the entire theatre process for different aspects of care and for the personnel handling them, without compromising on the precision of the information such as, from the planning stage of the pre-operation to the real time progress of the actual operation and post operative care procedures.

Cambio COSMIC also has a system called ‘COSMIC Birth’ which is specially designed for anyone working in the Antenatal Clinic, Delivery and Maternity Departments. With ‘COSMIC Birth’, the hospital could monitor the mother throughout the entire pregnancy from the first visit to the antenatal clinic to the follow-up visit after the birth.

Sanjeewa also shared his thoughts on how the product could be useful in Sri Lanka: “We have both state owned and private hospitals here and with the increase of the population and the number of patients along with the growing difficulty in providing significant care to individual patients, there is also an increasing amount of money that is spent on health services. On top of all this, patients nowadays expect a higher quality and rapid service on what they receive and there is a huge amount of pressure on both the government and the owners of these privately owned health institutes and hospitals. The policy of the present government is also aiming to increase the quality and quantity of services provided in the healthcare sector. The type of systems that we provide would be a huge benefit to increase the productivity, quality, accuracy and transparency of the services provided to the community.”