On November 27, 2015 over 180 interprofessional educators from across Island Health gathered to learn, share ideas and develop skills to help them support, coach and mentor staff in their care areas.
It was exciting to see the new Integrated Medication Carts roll out at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital throughout the first week of December. These carts are one of the first of many changes that are part of the new way of practicing health and care with IHealth.
We are excited to be able to share that we are getting closer to our first IHealth activations. A message from Suzanne Fox, Dr. Mary Lyn Fyfe, and Jessica Arril, for the IHealth Leadership Team.
A video blog from Dr. Ben Williams, Medical Lead for Oceanside Health Services, shares his experience of changing from a paper-based system to a fully electronic health record.
A User Acceptance Testing event for physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives was held on September 29 and 30. This event was the first in a series of User Acceptance Events that will be occurring as we prepare for the first Activation of IHealth.
The “New Platform” is a system upgrade to our EHR applications such as Cerner PowerChart, FirstNet, PharmNet, SurgiNet, and more. It will affect everyone who uses these systems, island-wide and some areas* will experience a more significant impact than others. This upgrade is a foundational component prior the new functionality and workflow changes in IHealth.
We have made incredible progress in the last few weeks toward IHealth and our new Electronic Health Record (EHR). Many stakeholders are working to develop the new system and assess our readiness for go-live. Now, we are determining new dates for the go-live of our new EHR.
During the last week of September, the fifth round of Integration Testing for IHealth will be taking place in Victoria.
Millions of transactions happen through Island Health’s clinical systems each day. In these two “Tech Talks”, Guy Weeks and Dr. Alex Hoechsmann answer a number of questions about clinical system downtimes.
As a Clinician or health care provider in any capacity, you will be very pleased to hear that a new “Clinical Solutions Desk” (CSD) is available from 18777 Island-wide to support your use of multiple Island Health Clinical tools and applications.
As you may know, a regional device demonstration lab has been set up at NRGH! This ‘Engagement Lab’ not only demonstrates many of the new devices supporting IHealth, but also showcases some of the new Cerner applications.
In May 2015, the Island Health’s Victoria data centre was moved to a new, industry class data centre in Kamloops, BC in partnership with the BC Government.
In the basement of NRGH is a new hub of activity that you may not know about yet. It’s the IHealth Engagement Lab and it’s now open from Monday to Friday, 0700 to 1500.
Have you ever been to West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni? They have this amazing indoor courtyard inside the entrance. It was there, on the afternoon of March 6th that I realized the LEWAs were complete…
Excitement is building as we continue to move closer to using the new Electronic Health Record (EHR), and people are starting to ask: When will I be able to see our new EHR?
We invite you to view a roundtable table conversation on IHealth with Suzanne Fox, Executive Director of IHealth and Dr. Drew Digney as they share their thoughts on how IHealth will transform the patient experience, improve the quality of care and, shape the way Island Health will deliver health and care across the Island into the future.
Island Health’s commitment is to put patients and their families at the heart of every interaction by inviting them to be partners in their care and ensuring they play an integral role in decision-making.
As we work toward our goal of One Patient, One Record, One Plan for Health and Care, an integral piece of work for the IHealth initiative relates to understanding both current and future workflow, or what clinicians do, or will do, in a day. This work will be addressed through an event called Local EHR Workflow Alignment (LEWA).
Island Health is embarking on a transformational journey that will fundamentally change the way we support health and delivery care. IHealth is …
It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Island Health’s IHealth information website. IHealth will forever change the way we deliver health and care service and support.
NRGH and Dufferin will be the first two locations in Island Health to experience IHealth, beginning mid-2015. The celebration event is an opportunity to find out more about what IHealth means for you and your patients.
The team is very excited about the device offerings that have been developed so far, and is seeking your feedback and an opportunity to pilot in real care venues.
IHealth is interactive for health care providers, and includes clinical decision support and quality measures that will guide critical thinking in a …
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