Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Sep. 4, 2019

These three clinicians are bridging the gap between the CST project and BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

Jul. 10, 2019

On June 22, the CST Cerner system was successfully upgraded, across VCH-Coastal sites, to the latest version of Cerner Millennium.

May. 21, 2019

Patient Victoria Withers fractured her femur and spent time at Lions Gate Hospital soon after CST went live. Hear her thoughts on CST in this new video. 

Mar. 28, 2019

Providence Health Care (PHC) is getting ready for the Clinical & Systems Transformation. Hear from PHC leaders in this video on how the upcoming changes will help improve patient care.

Dec. 11, 2018

A look back at what it took to successfully go live at Lions Gate Hospital. 

Nov. 30, 2018

Another CST milestone is in the books as the final four VCH Coastal sites have now gone live with medical imaging (MI) in the new shared clinical information system.

Oct. 25, 2018

Doctors Are In podcast

The Doctors Are In podcast returns in this final installment of a three-part series. Dr. Jeremy Theal talks about how his hospital implemented a clinical information system and the resulting benefits for physicians and patients alike.

Dr. Theal, Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical Information Officer at Toronto's North York General Hospital, led the implementation of his hospital’s Cerner clinical information system. He's a recognized expert at developing and implementing advanced EMRs and advises hospitals and health systems around the world.​

Oct. 16, 2018

At 5.30 a.m. on Sept. 27, Pemberton Health Centre went live with the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST), making it the first rural health centre within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to move to an electronic patient record and computerized provider order entry (CPOE). Whistler Health Care Centre switched over to the new system a few days later on October 1.

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.