Cerner, the provider of the software being implemented as part of the CST project, has been contracted to provide implementation expertise to assist the team in completing the project. On June 8, 2022 Oracle Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Cerner. Cerner’s current clinical system already runs on the Oracle Database and there are no changes.
This is a new approach with our health organization people leading and delivering the project, supported by Cerner. This model will build self-sufficiency, skills and capacity within our own teams at VCH, PHSA and PHC, and allow us to focus deeply on clinical and operational needs.
Cerner has a history of hundreds of successful implementations across North America and worldwide. Cerner software is already in use in BC as the regional clinical information system across Island Health and Northern Health, and is used in some facilities within PHSA and VCH. Most recently, Cerner was also chosen by the US Department of Defense to upgrade one of the largest and most complex clinical information systems in the world.