About CST

The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) is a multi-year project designed to improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care across three British Columbia health organizations: Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Providence Health Care (PHC).

CST will support the health organizations in establishling common clinical and process standards, including workflows, order sets, clinical guidelines, integrated plans of care and a common electronic health record.

This transformation will be supported by the implementation of a common clinical information system that will replace multiple aging existing systems.

Benefits for patients will include enhanced medication safety; an integrated approach with increased consistency of care; faster access to results and medication therapies; and less time repeating themselves during consultations or undergoing duplicate tests.

See our "CST at a glance" infographic; click on the image below for a PDF version or view our animated infographic. You can also download an eight-page CST Backgrounder brochure that provides a little more detail about the project.