News

Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Jan. 16, 2018

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.

Jan. 9, 2018

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Are you curious what it’s like to flip the switch and go live with a clinical information system?

Then make an appointment to listen to this new CST audio podcast featuring Dr. Eric Grafstein, the CST project's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC.

Nov. 23, 2017

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.

Nov. 16, 2017

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.

Oct. 17, 2017

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.