“Of course, there are other software houses that focus on the development of software solutions for the healthcare market,” says Managing Director Philippe Jacques Blanco. “Yet, they do not have the global capacities we have to offer next-generation software. Thanks to the integration into our parent company, we are able to do so. The big software houses which offer future-oriented solutions do not have the health know-how we have. We are able to combine the best of both worlds. For example, in the last few years, all institutions implemented electronic patient records. As a result, there is a strong demand for next-generation software now in order to renew the assets of the software. The hospitals and institutions need partners who are able to offer them end-to-end prospects – we are able to do so.”
Today, CSC Scandihealth follows a full-service approach including application services, big data, analyses, business and technology consulting, cloud solutions and services as well as cyber security and industry software and solutions.
Infrastructure services, managed services, and outsourcing and mobility complete the portfolio. Nationwide, hospitals, doctors, counties and municipalities as well as laboratories rely on the solutions of CSC Scandihealth. One of the company’s flagship solutions is VITAE which is used by a great number of Danish municipalities (35 of 100).
It is also sold to Swedish clients. Only recently, the company won the PRAXYS tender again, a national reimbursement system for physicians and pharmacists in Denmark. “Most of the projects in the Danish healthcare market are assigned through public tenders,” says the Managing Director. “We win such tenders thanks to our combination of health and IT expertise.”
The company is also well-established in the pre-hospital segment. For example, all ambulances in Denmark use a CSC solution which enables them to connect to the next hospital or the hospital where the patient is usually treated and to medicate the patient right away on the basis of the information provided by the patient’s journal.
“Shared information is a big issue in the health market in order to provide the best possible therapy,” says Mr. Blanco.
CSC Scandihealth in Denmark came to life in 1996 when CSC acquired Datacentralen A/S from the Danish government. In the following years, the company made some important strategic acquisitions such as Scandinavian Healthcare Informatics, Dansk Datalab, E-huset, Mynd and the Scandinavian IT Group.
Today CSC Denmark has around 1,100 people on the payroll. Among them are some of the best IT professionals in the country. Operating three offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus, the company serves a large number of clients which are vital to Danish society.
CSC Scandihealth will not rest on its laurels in the coming years. “We are well established in Denmark, and this is an excellent position to expand internationally,” says Mr. Blanco. “We aim to enhance our activities in Sweden and Norway and achieve a market position similar to our position in Denmark. Finland will be our next step. In Denmark, we are the market leader for software solutions for the healthcare sector. In the Nordic region, we rank among the top five names. Product and solution-wise, there are so many different fields we can expand into, such as big data. In the coming years, we well also see increasing demand for software-as-a-service solutions. Here, we are well-established, too. We are also thinking about entering non-software related areas. We would be able to bring in domain expertise and software expertise.”