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Cambio gets smart on patient wristbands


29 June, 2007  

Scandinavian software provider Cambio Healthcare Systems has announced a new patnership with LaserBand to deliver its patient wristband and labelling solution to the UK’s NHS.

Encouraged by the release of the Department of Health (DH)’s “Coding for Success” report and a successful pilot of the solution in Sweden, Cambio will be releasing the solution to UK health providers in an effort to help them “boost patient safety using this new intelligent patient identification system.”

Cambio’s UK managing director, Doug Pollock said, “We have had great success working with this technology in Sweden over the last couple of years and LaserBand have been working with the DH behind the scenes to promote the use of such technology in the UK. According to the DH’s “Coding for Success” report, about 850,000 NHS hospital admissions result in patient incidents, costing the NHS about £2bn in extra hospital days.” Beside verification systems are needed and Cosmic LaserBand is a critical step in this direction