News & Stories

FirstNet comes to West Coast General Hospital

Island Health will begin using FirstNet, an electronic system for triaging and tracking emergency patients, in the Emergency Department at Port Alberni’s West Coast General Hospital starting on June 27, 2017.

Island Health Statement on IHealth – April 11, 2017

Island Health’s public statement on IHealth, which includes the implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) with advanced functionality, with the goal of having one record and one plan of care for residents in our communities.

The Cochrane Report

Care providers have growing expectations about how technology can or should support their work. Together, these changes are creating new pressures within a health care system that is still almost entirely paper-based. See how Island Health is meeting these challenges in the Cochrane Report on IHealth.

IHealth Go-Live

Take a look back in this retrospective video and listen as Dr. Brendan Carr acknowledges the work and commitment of the Island Health team to launch one of the most important transformation initiatives in our organization’s history.