Ongoing Update – Cochrane Report – February 7, 2017

The following was sent on behalf of Ben Williams, Medical Director, Oceanside
to all Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Oceanside Health Centre and Dufferin Place physicians and staff

Dear Colleagues,

As outlined previously, Island Health President and CEO, Dr. Brendon Carr has asked that we provide you with regular updates on activities and actions related to IHealth.

1. IHealth Questions and Answers
As you know, Dr Brendan Carr and other Island Health medical leaders have been engaging regularly with NRGH physicians and staff regarding IHealth. During these engagement sessions, themes of common questions have emerged. Dr. Carr has asked that we address these questions.

Here is the first edition of common IHealth@NRGH questions and answers. If you have questions that have not been included, please email me so that we may address them in future editions.

2. President and CEO at NRGH
Dr. Brendan Carr will return to NRGH tomorrow, Wednesday February 8, to engage directly with staff and physicians. Please say hello.

3. REMINDER – Revalidation Oversight Committee Expression of Interest
Front-line physicians and staff are encouraged to participate in the revalidation process which is currently focused on medication order management. Through this review, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others will work together to confirm “what is working and what is not working”. Issues that can be addressed in a timely way will be resolved. In situations where issues require additional work or conversations, we will adopt other measures including considering solutions outside of the EHR.

Interested staff and physicians are requested to indicate their willingness to participate in this process TODAY by emailing back the completed form available at the link below:
http://ihealth.islandhealth.ca/files/expression-of-interest-revalidation.docx

4. Later this week
Later this week you can expect to see:
Further impressions from peer experts participating in the Revalidation process who were on-site last week to shadow NRGH providers and gain first-hand experience with the EHR.
Plans for future peer expert site visits.
Information from an upcoming Revalidation Oversight Committee meeting.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Ben Williams
Medical Director Oceanside
Email: ben.williams@viha.ca