CST project update: October 2018

First rural health centres go live with CST; BC Cancer preparations continue

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.

It's been over five months since the launch of CST at Lions Gate Hospital and Squamish General Hospital – the first acute care sites to start using the new Cerner clinical information system. The adoption rate for CPOE continues to track in the 90 to 95 per cent range, a key indicator of success.

BC Cancer is up next, with Providence Health Care (PHC) sites and Vancouver Coastal Health's (VCH's) Vancouver Acute sites to follow. BC Cancer’s six regional centres are targeted to go live in 2019, starting with Abbotsford and Prince George and concluding with Vancouver. More information about CST sites and implementation timing is available on the Activation Schedule.

Do you have a question about CST? Get in touch at info@CSTproject.ca.