As a health professional for more than 17 years, Corrie Irwin understands the clinical benefits of electronic patient records – a key component of the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project. But when Corrie’s mother was recently hospitalized, she got a whole new perspective.
News - 2017
Mother’s hospitalization in Calgary brings new level of appreciation for CST’s electronic patient record
CST debuts 'The Doctors Are In' podcast
The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project is proud to present a new audio podcast, The Doctors Are In.
In our pilot episode, Dr. Eric Grafstein, the project's Chief Medical Information Officer for VCH/PHC, has a candid conversation with Dr. Phil Shin, North York General Hospital’s Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care, about his hospital’s implementation of a new clinical information system, which began in 2012.
A look at how we're validating the new system
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.
Why earlier detection of sepsis is one of CST's top priorities
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.”