Information for students

The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Providence Health Care (PHC) to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems.

As part of this transformation, the CST Cerner system will be implemented at around 40 facilities across VCH, PHSA and PHC. 

Information about clinical placements

To get ready for clinical placements at sites using, or preparing to use CST Cerner, students will need to complete all the applicable training requirements. The training process is different for sites that are already using CST Cerner (called “sustainment sites”) and sites that have not yet implemented CST Cerner (called “implementation sites”).

To find out if you are placed at an implementation site or a sustainment site:

  •  Click here and check the list for the name of your site.
  • If your site is on the list, you are at a sustainment site.
  • If your site is not on the list, you are at an implementation site.

Once you have determined if you will be at a sustainment site or an implementation site, you can follow the below pre-placement process applicable to you and your site, and complete all required training.  

Pre-Placement Process for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows

Process for Implementation Sites

1. UBC Coordinators to enter student information into HSPnet at least four weeks before placement start date.

Note: UBC/Site Coordinators will send a Master List VISITING (non-UBC, out of town/province) Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows to CST Learning.

2. CST Learning will pull HSPnet reports four weeks before placement start date to plan for applicable training sessions. 

3. CST Learning to enroll student into applicable curriculum in LearningHub.

3a. Student to create LearningHub account.

4. CST Learning to send Learning Journey information to students.

5. Student reviews learning journey which contains information and instructions on how to complete training.

5a. Student to make sure health authority network account/user ID (ADID) is ready. 

6. Student completes training requirements.

7. Student has access to CST Cerner for duration of placement.

Process for Sustainment Sites

1. UBC Coordinators to enter student information into HSPnet at least four weeks before placement start date.

Note: UBC/Site Coordinators will send a Master List VISITING (non-UBC, out of town/province) Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows to IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team.

2. IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team will pull HSPnet reports four weeks before placement start date to plan for necessary training sessions.

3. IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team will reach out directly to the student to schedule a CST training session (~3 weeks before their start date).

4. IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team to forward information and training details to student.

5. Student reviews the CST Training Checklist for Medical Students or the CST Training Checklist for Residents/Fellows, and takes steps to prepare for their CST training session:

a. Create LearningHub account.

b. Have health authority network account/user ID (ADID) ready.

6. Student completes eLearning.

7. Medical Student completes remote self-directed session + online quiz; Residents/Fellows complete remote workflow review session.

8. Student has access to CST Cerner for duration of placement.

Pre-Placement Process for Non-Provider Students (e.g. Nursing, Allied, Medical Imaging, etc.)

Process for Implementation Sites 

1. Placement Coordinators to enter student information into HSPnet at least four weeks before placement start date.

2. CST Learning will pull HSPnet reports four weeks before placement start date to plan for applicable training requirements.

3. CST Learning will reach out to Placement Coordinators to enroll the students into the applicable training requirements.

3a. Student to create LearningHub account.

4. CST Learning to send Learning Journey information to Placement Coordinator and students.

5. Student reviews learning journey which contains information and instructions on how to complete training

5a. Student to make sure health authority network account/user ID (ADID) is ready.  

6. Student completes training requirements.

7. Student has access to CST Cerner for duration of placement.

Process for Sustainment Sites

1. Placement Coordinators to enter student information into HSPnet at least four weeks before placement start date.

2. IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team will pull HSPnet reports four weeks before placement start date to plan for applicable training requirements.

3. IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team will reach out to Placement Coordinators to enroll the students into the applicable training requirements.

4. Placement Coordinators to forward information and training details to student.

5. Student reviews CST Training Checklist for Non-Provider Students or CST Training Checklist for Group Nursing Students and takes steps to prepare for their CST training session:

a. Create LearningHub account.

b. Have health authority network account/user ID (ADID) ready.

6. Student completes applicable training requirements.

7. Student has access to CST Cerner for duration of placement.

Health Authority Network Account/User ID (ADID)

You must have your Health Authority Network Account/User ID from uas@hssbc.ca when you arrive on site. It will be sent to your academic email (e.g. name@student.ubc.ca) within four weeks of your placement start date. If you have not received this email, contact the Service Desk for your health organization.

The User ID allows you to login to the computers on site, and you may have to activate your account on site in order to set up a password. 

CST Cerner Access

Once you have logged on to the on-site computer, or logged on remotely using your Health Authority Network Account/User ID and password, you will be able to access and use the CST Cerner application(s). 

If you are unsure of your CST Cerner logon Network Account/User ID, please check your academic email or email associated with your LearningHub account. Please search for the subject CST Cerner Access. If you have any other access related issues (including password reset), please contact the Service Desk for your health organization.

Please note the Network Account/User ID and password you use to access CST Cerner will be the same one used across all sites and health authorities.

LearningHub

Learning Hub is an online learning management platform that allows CST Learning to register you into your online eLearning modules and classroom session.

Make sure your LearningHub profile is up-to-date and linked to your academic email address. Use this how to guide for help. 

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Contact

Implementation sites:

The CST Learning team overlooks education for students with placements at an upcoming go live site.

Contact learn@cstproject.ca with any questions.

Sustainment sites:

The IMITS’ Acute & Ambulatory Information Services team overlooks education for sites that have already gone live with CST Cerner. The following list of live sites are considered as sustainment sites.

Contact CSTCernerTraining@phsa.ca with any questions.