Sepsis alerts a "game-changer"

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.

Physicians: Worried about support and productivity after CST go-live? Listen to this podcast

As part of rolling out a new clinical information system, physicians at Lions Gate Hospital and Squamish General Hospital will be going through significant changes to their practice. The good news: help is on the way.

In the latest episode of The Doctors Are In podcast, Dr. Eric Grafstein, CST's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC, discusses the support that physicians will receive during the go-live period.

Who will see what in the new, shared clinical information system?

Setting privacy policy in the digital age is not an easy task. Health professionals need to access detailed patient information to provide high-quality care, and patient privacy must be respected.

It’s been the CST Privacy Working Group’s job to define the general principles and rules governing who should have access to what information in the new, shared clinical information system. The end product is called the access model.

WATCH: 'Mark’s Patient Journey' looks at the future of clinical care

In eight short minutes a new animated video captures the essence of what health care will look like in the not-too-distant future. 

This video illustrates how the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) will help improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care through things like computerized order entry and the use of bar-coded tracking.

CST Profile: Wynne Powell, CST Chair & Special Advisor to the Health Minister

Even with a couple retirements under his belt, Wynne Powell is not done yet.

After retiring as president and CEO of London Drugs in 2014, then retiring as from his role as PHSA's Chair in 2016, Wynne has recently joined the Clinical & Systems Transformation project as the CST Chair & Special Advisor to the Health Minister. In this exclusive Q&A we get to know Wynne better and learn how he’s planning to support the CST project as the first sites prepare to go live with a new clinical information system this spring.


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