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Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Mar. 6, 2018

In eight short minutes a new animated video captures the essence of what health care will look like in the not-too-distant future. 

This video illustrates how the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) will help improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care through things like computerized order entry and the use of bar-coded tracking.

Feb. 28, 2018

Even with a couple retirements under his belt, Wynne Powell is not done yet.

After retiring as president and CEO of London Drugs in 2014, then retiring as from his role as PHSA's Chair in 2016, Wynne has recently joined the Clinical & Systems Transformation project as the CST Chair & Special Advisor to the Health Minister. In this exclusive Q&A we get to know Wynne better and learn how he’s planning to support the CST project as the first sites prepare to go live with a new clinical information system this spring.

Jan. 23, 2018

Make a listening appointment: The Doctors Are In.

In this third episode of the CST Audio Network’s podcast, Dr. Eric Grafstein (CST’s CMIO for VCH/PHC) continues his conversation with Dr. Geoff Heseltine. Dr. Heseltine offers tips on how to get ready for going live and discusses the personal wins he’s had with Cornwall Community Hospital’s recently implemented clinical information system.

Jan. 16, 2018

In this week’s episode of The Doctors Are In audio podcast, listeners will hear about the “valley of despair” - where physicians’ productivity can drop as they adapt to a new clinical information system.

Dr. Eric Grafstein - CST’s Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC - continues his candid conversation with Dr. Geoff Heseltine, CMIO from Cornwall Community Hospital. Cornwall had gone live with a new system three months prior to this recording. Dr. Heseltine recounts how the change impacted care providers.

Jan. 9, 2018

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Are you curious what it’s like to flip the switch and go live with a clinical information system?

Then make an appointment to listen to this new CST audio podcast featuring Dr. Eric Grafstein, the CST project's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC.

Nov. 23, 2017

As a health professional for more than 17 years, Corrie Irwin understands the clinical benefits of electronic patient records – a key component of the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project. But when Corrie’s mother was recently hospitalized, she got a whole new perspective.

Oct. 17, 2017

The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project is proud to present a new audio podcast, The Doctors Are In.

In our pilot episode, Dr. Eric Grafstein, the project's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC, has a candid conversation with Dr. Phil Shin, North York General Hospital’s Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care, about his hospital’s implementation of a new clinical information system, which began in 2012.

Sep. 25, 2017

In a room filled with physicians, nurses, allied professionals and pharmacists, the future of health care is starting to come into focus.

As part of ensuring that our new clinical information system (called CST Cerner) will work for us, health professionals from across VCH, PHSA and PHC are being brought together to take a close look at system functionality. They're also giving invaluable feedback on the workflows that will become part of our future.

Sep. 10, 2017

Tiffany's patient journey

Tiffany Trownson has a personal stake in the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project. She experienced the nightmare of sepsis firsthand, and lived to tell the tale. 

“My mother worked in the hospital my whole life,” says Tiffany. “We had this policy in the house that you never go to emergency if you have the flu.”

Nov. 24, 2016

Vivian Eliopoulos, Michele Babich and Mary Ackenhusen cut the ribbon to officially open the Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre, with assistance from Cathy FiguraThe Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre (VPPC) was officially opened yesterday, marking a major milestone for health care providers across VCH, PHSA and PHC and a big step forward for the Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project. 

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