News - 2018

Dec. 11, 2018

CST secondees share their go-live stories

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

Nov. 30, 2018

Four VCH Coastal sites go live with medical imaging (MI)

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

'The Doctors Are In' podcast: Why we do it

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

Pemberton Health Centre and Whistler Health Care Centre go live with CST

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

CST project introduces sepsis alerts

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

Leading MD asks: Why shouldn’t we just stay on paper?

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

May. 8, 2018

CST goes live at first sites

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

Apr. 24, 2018

Physicians: Worried about support and productivity after CST go-live? Listen to this podcast

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

Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre goes live with Cerner clinical information system

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