Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

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. 

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.