The Cochrane Report
The report recommends a way forward from the current position. This includes the rapid assessment of the functional requirements of delivering care, and the reaffirmation or refinement of these needs in an expeditious manner. —Dr. Doug Cochrane
Message from the CEO
Read the Ministry of Health news release.
Summary of the Report
There are 26 recommendations in the report, including:
- System improvements
- Clinical practice/policy changes
- Monitoring and quality assurance
Read the summary of recommendations.
Read the full report.
Message from our Board Chair
On behalf of the Island Health Board of Directors, I am pleased to accept the report and recommendations completed by Dr. Doug Cochrane on the early functioning of our IHealth system implementation.
The Board’s plan now is to work through the recommendations with physicians, clinical teams and Island Health leaders and chart our course forward.
The work that has been done to prepare Island Health to implement an electronic health record including a cross continuum of clinical systems is ground breaking and will change the way care is delivered on Vancouver Island, in the Province and potentially across the country. This work has been hard and I applaud our clinical teams, physicians, front line staff and leaders for your efforts to navigate our organization through this important work.
As noted by Island Heath President and CEO Dr. Brendan Carr in his message to employees and our physician partners, the report contains 26 recommendations all of which will help us refine our processes and continue on our journey to provide our patients with the highest level of safe, quality care.
I would like to thank Health Minister Terry Lake and our colleagues at the Ministry of Health for their ongoing support since we began the IHealth journey. I would also like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Doug Cochrane for leading the review and making recommendations that will allow us to implement one of the safest, most efficient and integrated health and care systems in the country.
Thank you to each and every one of our staff and physician colleagues for continuing to maintain high quality service, support and care in all communities across Island Health while this transformation has been ongoing, particularly those working in Nanaimo.
Board Chair Island Health