News

Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Sep. 14, 2018

Sepsis alerts are coming soon to CST's systemIt’s not news: Sepsis is deadly. The Canadian Sepsis Foundation estimates that 1 in 18 deaths in Canada are related to sepsis.

Now for the good news: The Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project will introduce sepsis alerts as part of the new Cerner clinical information system.

Sep. 6, 2018

In the latest CST podcast, we get the inside scoop from a physician at Toronto’s North York General Hospital. 

May. 8, 2018

The new system and devices are now in active use at Lions Gate Hospital and Squamish General Hospital.

Apr. 24, 2018

As part of rolling out a new clinical information system, physicians at Lions Gate Hospital and Squamish General Hospital will be going through significant changes to their practice. The good news: help is on the way.

In the latest episode of The Doctors Are In podcast, Dr. Eric Grafstein, CST's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC, discusses the support that physicians will receive during the go-live period.

Apr. 10, 2018

The Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre went live with one module of the new Cerner clinical information system on April 4. 

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.

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