News - 2021

Dec. 8, 2021

This is why: Dr. Alain Gagnon on the benefits of CST Cerner

Dr. Alain Gagnon, CMIO for PHSA and obstetrics & gynaecology physician at BC Women's Hospital, explains the benefits of moving from paper charts and CW Cerner to CST Cerner. 

Dec. 1, 2021

Two ways we’re meeting our Digital Health goals

In Canada, the move to Digital Health has been a top priority, with the federal government investing $240.5 million in virtual care in 2020 alone. This year's Digital Health Week is about "celebrating the progress digital health has made and the momentum it has gained in an otherwise difficult year."

Nov. 15, 2021

BC Cancer rolls out new electronic patient record system at BC Cancer’s Vancouver centre

The switch from paper-based records to improve the safety, quality and consistency of care. 

Oct. 20, 2021

B.C. First: Physicians Using CST Cerner See Patients’ Lab Results From Across Province

In line with the recent CST Cerner system roll out at PHSA’s BC Cancer – Vancouver, new functionality was added for providers to receive notifications of their patient’s lab results from most labs in the province. This is a first for B.C. because, while provincial lab results are viewable in CareConnect, no other clinical information system is integrating labs information at this level for comprehensive, near-real time access. It means that patients who attend Vancouver centre, and soon other facilities using CST Cerner, can expect a better experience because their care team has access to a more complete patient record. CST Cerner is currently being rolled out across more than 40 facilities across VCH, PHSA and PHC.

Oct. 14, 2021

CST project staff support opening of Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction

Final preparations were completed over the past week to move both clients and staff from the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction to their new facility:  Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, which opened its doors on October 12.

Oct. 14, 2021

BC Cancer - Abbotsford and Surrey will go live with CST Pharmacy Supply Chain on Oct. 15

This Friday, Oct. 15, BC Cancer – Abbotsford and Surrey will go live with the CST Pharmacy Supply Chain module, an important milestone to help us prepare for the new clinical information system at these centres.

Oct. 11, 2021

This is why: Nicole Chard, NICU RN, on the benefits of CST Cerner

After working for three and a half years at Mount Sinai in Toronto, where she used a Cerner program similar to CST Cerner, Nicole Chard, NICU RN at BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, shares her thoughts on the transformation from paper charts and CW Cerner to CST Cerner.

Sep. 16, 2021

World Patient Safety Day: How CST supports safe maternal and newborn care

​The World Health Organization declared the theme of this year's World Patient Safety Day, September 17, as "safe maternal and newborn care". According to WHO statistics, every day 810 women lose their lives during childbirth.

Sep. 9, 2021

This is why: Dr. Jonathan Wong on the benefits of CST Cerner

C&W is moving from CW Cerner and paper charts to CST Cerner. Dr. Jonathan Wong, C&W CST provider lead, provider engagement, shares his outlook on this impactful transformation. 

May. 5, 2021

Ten COVID-19 collection centres now using CST Cerner

Why the CST Cerner system is being used at a number of community collection centres from the lower mainland to the Sea-to-Sky corridor to the Sunshine Coast.