Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

May. 31, 2022

Watch Morgan Chow, RN, Cardiac Services, VGH share some of the reasons why we’re moving from paper charts and outdated systems to CST Cerner, including: The ability to share the same chart and access it from any workstation, receive automatic flags for new orders and eliminate the need to decipher handwriting.

Apr. 28, 2022

​Patient Experience Week (April 25-29) celebrates healthcare staff who impact the patient experience everyday. With project drivers such as patient safety first and best way, every day, the CST project aims to improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care.

Apr. 4, 2022

As of March 29, 2022, people in southeast Vancouver will have increased access to team-based every-day health care with a new Southeast Urgent and Primary Care Centre (SE UPCC). 

Mar. 26, 2022

On February 26, 2022, BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (known as C&W) and some related clinics switched from older systems and paper charts to a shared electronic health record system called CST Cerner. This move was made to help elevate and modernize care as part of the Clinical & Systems Transformation project ─ a joint initiative of Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority, and Providence Health Care.

Feb. 7, 2022

Leaders, providers, clinicians and staff across VCH-Vancouver are beginning to prepare for our fall 2022 implementation of CST Cerner, a shared system that will transform health care systems and processes to improve care for our patients and residents.

Dec. 8, 2021

Dr. Alain Gagnon, CMIO for PHSA and obstetrics & gynaecology physician at BC Women's Hospital, explains the benefits of moving from paper charts and CW Cerner to CST Cerner. 

Dec. 1, 2021

In Canada, the move to Digital Health has been a top priority, with the federal government investing $240.5 million in virtual care in 2020 alone. This year's Digital Health Week is about "celebrating the progress digital health has made and the momentum it has gained in an otherwise difficult year."

Nov. 15, 2021

The switch from paper-based records to improve the safety, quality and consistency of care. 

Oct. 20, 2021

In line with the recent CST Cerner system roll out at PHSA’s BC Cancer – Vancouver, new functionality was added for providers to receive notifications of their patient’s lab results from most labs in the province. This is a first for B.C. because, while provincial lab results are viewable in CareConnect, no other clinical information system is integrating labs information at this level for comprehensive, near-real time access. It means that patients who attend Vancouver centre, and soon other facilities using CST Cerner, can expect a better experience because their care team has access to a more complete patient record. CST Cerner is currently being rolled out across more than 40 facilities across VCH, PHSA and PHC.

Oct. 14, 2021

This Friday, Oct. 15, BC Cancer – Abbotsford and Surrey will go live with the CST Pharmacy Supply Chain module, an important milestone to help us prepare for the new clinical information system at these centres.