The first group of sites includes Lions Gate Hospital, HOpe Centre, Evergreen House, North Shore Hospice, Squamish General Hospital, Hilltop House, Pemberton Health Centre and Whistler Health Care Centre.

Among the first major changes associated with the CST project was the establishment of a new Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre (VPPC) at Vancouver General Hospital, which has automated the packaging and distribution of prescription medication in unit dose format to facilitate CST’s closed loop medication management processes. The VPPC is a foundational component for CST implementation at all sites, and opened in fall 2016.

Even before the clinical information system is activated at the first group of sites, staff and physicians will begin to see evidence of the transformation through the introduction of standardized workflows and order sets in care settings across VCH, PHSA and PHC.