NHS Scotland has selected Sweden’s Cambio Healthcare Systems to supply a national clinical decision support system.

In the first phase of the project, the Scottish Government Primary Care Division is sponsoring implementation in early adopter general practices.

If this goes well, the longer-term aim is to deploy Cambio’s solution as a national clinical decision support platform across Scotland.

The Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Division has run the procurement and is managing the initial implementation and evaluation in early adopter sites.

According to Cambio, its CDS application is built around open standards and works with any electronic heath record system.

The CDS solution is claimed to embed into the clinical workflow to assist and help clinicians in real time to follow recommended latest evidence for treatment and prevention of medical conditions.

Cambio’s CDS 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.

“For Cambio, this opportunity opens up the possibility to address a wider international audience with our EHR independent CDS solution,” says Peter Gille, Group CEO of Cambio Healthcare Systems.

NHS Scotland covers a population of 5.8 million people. There are 956 GP Practices and 14 health boards. The first phase of the project is now being planned and scoped with early adopter sites.