Articles and updates from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project.

Sep. 3, 2014

The Emergency Design Team at the Clinical & Systems Transformation project has been working to design an integrated, electronic tracking board to make patient care more efficient and effective.

According to Cynthia Startup, former Emergency Design Team Manager, “The board makes it clear who needs to do what for a patient. You can send alerts to it, so everyone in the department can see them without looking at the patient’s chart, which is good for patient and staff safety. There could be alerts for isolation status, allergies, violent patients and care plans.

Aug. 21, 2014

Interdisciplinary Plans of Care teamCST’s Quality and Professional Practice Advisory Group has selected an initial 25 interdisciplinary plans of care (IPOCs), from more than 1,200 that exist today across VCH, PHSA and PHC, for inclusion in the new clinical information system.

Aug. 13, 2014

Steven Tam takes privacy seriously. As General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for VCH, it’s his job to balance the information needs of health care professionals, and the privacy of patient data.

Jul. 31, 2014

Clinical decision support tools support health care providers at the point of care by presenting relevant information at the appropriate time. They do not make decisions for you; they allow you to make fully-informed diagnoses and decisions, using your experience, expertise and observations.

Jul. 23, 2014

A description of the clinical information system CST is creating and how, plus some examples of what it will mean for you.

Jul. 9, 2014

North York General Hospital replaced its manual systems with computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and closed loop medication management systems in October 2010. The Clinical & Systems Transformation project is working to emulate its success.

Jun. 25, 2014

Why computerized provider order entry makes processing orders faster, safer and more efficient.