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.

'The Doctors Are In' podcast: Getting ready for go-live

Make a listening appointment: The Doctors Are In.

In this third episode of the CST Audio Network’s podcast, Dr. Eric Grafstein (CST’s CMIO for VCH/PHC) continues his conversation with Dr. Geoff Heseltine. Dr. Heseltine offers tips on how to get ready for going live and discusses the personal wins he’s had with Cornwall Community Hospital’s recently implemented clinical information system.

'The Doctors Are In' podcast: They're back

In this week’s episode of The Doctors Are In audio podcast, listeners will hear about the “valley of despair” - where physicians’ productivity can drop as they adapt to a new clinical information system.

Dr. Eric Grafstein - CST’s Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC - continues his candid conversation with Dr. Geoff Heseltine, CMIO from Cornwall Community Hospital. Cornwall had gone live with a new system three months prior to this recording. Dr. Heseltine recounts how the change impacted care providers.

Mother’s hospitalization in Calgary brings new level of appreciation for CST’s electronic patient record

As a health professional for more than 17 years, Corrie Irwin understands the clinical benefits of electronic patient records – a key component of the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project. But when Corrie’s mother was recently hospitalized, she got a whole new perspective.

'This is why': new posters show how CST will help improve patient care

This Is Why AmirFour new posters are now available that tell the story of how the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project will improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care. Each “This is why” poster tells a fictional patient story based on true events that illustrate how patient care will improve with the introduction of computerized provider order entry, closed loop medication management, automated early warning systems and automated alerts in the clinical information system.

CST debuts 'The Doctors Are In' podcast

The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project is proud to present a new audio podcast, The Doctors Are In.

In our pilot episode, Dr. Eric Grafstein, the project's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC, has a candid conversation with Dr. Phil Shin, North York General Hospital’s Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care, about his hospital’s implementation of a new clinical information system, which began in 2012.

A look at how we're validating the new system

In a room filled with physicians, nurses, allied professionals and pharmacists, the future of health care is starting to come into focus.

As part of ensuring that our new clinical information system will work for us, health professionals from across VCH, PHSA and PHC are being brought together to take a close look at system functionality. They're also giving invaluable feedback on the workflows that will become part of our future.


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