Scope of project

Project work includes designing and validating shared, consistent, evidence-informed clinical practices; and configuring a powerful new clinical information system. It also includes developing a comprehensive education program that will cater to the different learning needs of care providers, nurses, and ancillary and support staff across VCH, PHSA and PHC.

The clinical information system and new standardized clinical practices have been implemented at VCH-Coastal sites, including Lions Gate Hospital, and will continue to roll out at facilities across VCH, PHSA and PHC. As a foundation for this work, the Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre opened in fall 2016. 

What will change?

About the new clinical information system

VCH, PHSA and PHC are implementing a shared clinical information system based on software developed by Cerner. The new system, called CST Cerner, will consolidate patient data from over 50 current systems into one electronic health record.

What this means for health professionals

  • An electronic patient chart means no more searching for the chart, writing orders on paper, or deciphering handwriting.
  • Easy-to-access information about the patient’s condition, allergies, medications and previous medical history.
  • Ability to see a patient’s chart when they’re still in the Emergency Department, before they have arrived on a hospital unit.

How Things Will Change

Standardized Clinical Content

Shared and Improved Processes

Better Use of Technology