News

Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Dec. 11, 2018

A look back at what it took to successfully go live at Lions Gate Hospital. 

Nov. 30, 2018

Another CST milestone is in the books as the final four VCH Coastal sites have now gone live with medical imaging (MI) in the new shared clinical information system.

Oct. 25, 2018

Doctors Are In podcast

The Doctors Are In podcast returns in this final installment of a three-part series. Dr. Jeremy Theal talks about how his hospital implemented a clinical information system and the resulting benefits for physicians and patients alike.

Dr. Theal, Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical Information Officer at Toronto's North York General Hospital, led the implementation of his hospital’s Cerner clinical information system. He's a recognized expert at developing and implementing advanced EMRs and advises hospitals and health systems around the world.​

Oct. 16, 2018

At 5.30 a.m. on Sept. 27, Pemberton Health Centre went live with the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST), making it the first rural health centre within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to move to an electronic patient record and computerized provider order entry (CPOE). Whistler Health Care Centre switched over to the new system a few days later on October 1.

Read more in our latest CST project update.

Sep. 14, 2018

Sepsis alerts are coming soon to CST's systemIt’s not news: Sepsis is deadly. The Canadian Sepsis Foundation estimates that 1 in 18 deaths in Canada are related to sepsis.

Now for the good news: The Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project will introduce sepsis alerts as part of the new Cerner clinical information system.