Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Feb. 22, 2024

In a significant leap forward for patient care in the region, BC Cancer – Abbotsford successfully transitioned to CST Cerner, an integrated electronic health records system, as part of the CST project. This pivotal move, which took place on January 22, 2024, marks another step closer to delivering more seamless care to all cancer patients in B.C.

Dec. 5, 2023

On October 28, 2023, another CST project milestone was reached with the activation of CST Cerner at VCH-Vancouver’s UBC Hospital (UBCH) campus, including Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, and three long-term care sites.

Nov. 22, 2023

In mid-October 2023, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) was the newest site to transition to the shared electronic health records system, CST Cerner, as part of the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project.

Jul. 31, 2023

In June 2023, BC Cancer – Prince George was the latest site to go live with CST Cerner – a new, integrated electronic health records system designed to improve the safety, quality and consistency of care for patients and their families across British Columbia.

Mar. 23, 2023

March is National Kidney Month, a time to spotlight kidney health and the programs supporting treatment and prevention of kidney disease. At Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal health, our new electronic health record system (CST Cerner) is helping to enhance the care provided through our renal programs.

Feb. 23, 2023

Many credit Providence’s culture in helping the organization and CST project team to get all of Providence’s 17 sites and more than 150 outpatient clinics live and connected on CST Cerner – especially during a pandemic.

Jan. 3, 2023

In early November, 2022, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and campus, including the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, the Willow Pavilion and approximately 50 priority clinics, switched to a new electronic health records system called CST Cerner.

Oct. 31, 2022

A new version of CST Cerner is in use at dozens of sites and hundreds of clinics across Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health. This was part of a planned, periodic software upgrade to keep the system running efficiently. 

Oct. 27, 2022

In early 2022, acute care areas and a subset of clinics at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre moved to CST Cerner (our new shared electronic health record system). Shortly after, two patients reported experiencing benefits.

Oct. 13, 2022

As of September 26, new tools are available in CST Cerner to make workflows and compliance easier for staff who care for clients committed under BC’s Mental Health Act (MHA). This new technology promises quality improvement for clients in emergency departments and those in need of urgent access to care in acute, mental health, and inpatient units.