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Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Oct. 25, 2016

Dr. Charles LoWhy better data will lead to better patient care, according to Dr. Charles Lo, an anesthesiologist at St. Paul's and Mount St. Joseph hospitals.  

"What the project promises for us is the opportunity to collect meaningful and high quality data, and I think that is really the next frontier in terms of health care improvement.”

Oct. 12, 2016

Not sure what the Clinical & Systems Transformation project is all about? 

Watch this two-minute animation to learn more.

Aug. 24, 2016

Cindy Sellers has given nearly 40 years to VCH as a nurse and manager of the Sea to Sky sites. 

Learn why she's looking forward to the changes that will be brought about by the Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project.

Jul. 13, 2016

Get a look at the future of medication administration in this video, which goes through the clinical process of closed loop medication management. 

Jul. 13, 2016

A large-scale shift is coming to Nursing and Pharmacy, with the introduction of bedside barcode scanning to verify medications before they are administered to patients.

Jun. 17, 2016

doctor using front-end speech recognition technologyDid you notice that doctor, standing over there, talking to himself? He hasn’t cracked under the pressure. He’s using a microphone to dictate his notes directly into the clinical information system.

May. 3, 2016

Phil Sweeney has a broken fibula to thank for his career as a physiotherapist.

As a kid in New Zealand, Phil broke his leg while playing rugby. It took three months for his leg to heal, which included six weeks of physiotherapy. He recovered just in time for a rugby trip to Australia.

To a young Phil, physiotherapy seemed like a pretty neat thing to do.

May. 19, 2015

Life as a recovery room nurse is like Vancouver traffic, says Johanne Collazo from Lions Gate Hospital. If there’s an accident here or a delay there, all movement stops and there’s gridlock.

Feb. 19, 2015

Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said or did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.

For Yeonjoo Kwon and countless others around the world, this quote reflects everyday life as a nurse.

Jan. 8, 2015

Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) is a joint undertaking between VCH, PHSA and PHC to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. The project spans several areas of the continuum of care, including: acute care, inpatient and outpatient units, ambulatory care and residential care across VCH, PHSA and PHC.

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