Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Staff and providers within Coastal's community of care report they can provide more seamless care since transitioning to CST Cerner, our new shared electronic health record system (read more about CST Cerner).
On October 3, 2022 seventeen clinics within Providence Health Care (Providence) started using CST Cerner. This marks the latest group of clinics and services to move to the electronic health record system since it was first introduced to select Providence sites on November 16, 2019.
With Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and approximately 50 priority clinics slated for a November 5, 2022 go-live, Dr. Isac reflects on the impact the new clinical information system will have.