'The Doctors Are In': 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.

Tiffany Trownson’s surprising sepsis diagnosis, and her long, painful patient journey

Tiffany's patient journey

Tiffany Trownson has a personal stake in the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project.  She experienced the nightmare of sepsis firsthand, and lived to tell the tale. 

“My mother worked in the hospital my whole life,” says Tiffany. “We had this policy in the house that you never go to emergency if you have the flu.”

CST peer mentors, educators ready to WOW their units with device show ‘n’ tells at LGH

The Workstation on Wheels (WOW) show n’ tells across Lions Gate Hospital have begun in earnest in preparation for CST go-live in 2018.

Over the next number of weeks, educators and CST peer mentors will be providing device show n’ tells to staff across the hospital. Last week, Bart Bielec, wheeled a cart up to ICU while Tammy Raesler, Clinical Educator Care Cardiac, provided a show n’ tell on 2E earlier this week.

The WOW cart will be used in both acute and non-acute environments within the hospital. 

CST information easier to find on refreshed website

We have been working behind the scenes to make it easier to find information on the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) website.

The site has a new menu structure and richer content. The menu categories at the top of the page have changed, and so have the URLs of several of the pages, so you may need to update your bookmarks.

One of the most noticeable updates is a new section called “What’s changing?”, which is divided into six sections:


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