Providence Health Care has rolled out CST Cerner at two dozen more clinics and remaining long-term care sites

November 16, 2019 was a momentous day: the day Providence Health Care’s St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ), Holy Family Hospital (HFH), and affiliated long-term care homes and select clinics, started using the CST Cerner system. This represented around three quarters of the organization and the go-lives have continued throughout 2020 and into 2021, as Providence’s remaining sites and clinics are successfully brought onto the system.

“Seeing these launches go smoothly and watching more health care providers start using the CST Cerner system to improve patient and resident care – especially during a global pandemic – is incredibly gratifying. As we know, the need for a modern, connected clinical information system has never been more critical than it is right now,” said Wynne Powell, CST Board Chair & Special Advisor to the Health Minister, in a message to staff working with the Clinical & Systems Transformation, or CST, project.

Recap: PHC’s 2020 and 2021 CST project go-lives

The following sites and clinics have started using the system in 2020 and 2021, including the most recent roll-out on February 28, 2021, which brought the last of Providence’s long-term care sites onto CST Cerner.

August 31, 2020:

  • SPH Brief Intervention Clinic
  • SPH Reproductive Psychiatry
  • SPH Neuropsychology
  • Davie Street Cardiology Clinics

September 13, 2020:                                         

  • Youville Residence
  • Parkview at Youville
  • Alder at Langara
  • Honoria Conway Assisted Living
  • St. John Hospice

October 26, 2020:

  • SPH Cardiology Stat
  • SPH Heart Rhythm
  • MSJ Cardiology Clinic
  • SPH Diabetes Health Centre
  • SPH Subcutaneous Immune Globulin
  • SPH Eating Disorders
  • SPH Primary Maternity Clinic
  • SPH Foundry Granville clinics

November 9, 2020:

  • SPH Chest Pain

January 25, 2021:

  • MSJ Elder Care
  • SPH Elder Care
  • HFH Physiatry
  • HFH OPD Social Work
  • HFH OPD Speech Language Pathology
  • HFH Dietitian
  • HFH OPD Occupational Therapy
  • HFH OPD Physiotherapy

February 28, 2021:

  • St. Vincent’s: Langara 
  • St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni

“CST Cerner will help us, here at Providence, to provide safer, more consistent care to our residents. Our care teams will now have real-time access to the information they need, including faster access to lab results and medication therapies. Family doctors can also now receive consult reports, discharge summaries and other reports,” said Leanne Heppell, Chief Operating Officer, Acute Care & Chief of Professional Practice & Nursing, and Dr. Ron Carere, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Providence Health Care, in a message to Providence staff and physicians.