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.
Island Health is committed to working collaboratively with our physician colleagues, clinical providers and staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH), Dufferin Place and Oceanside Health Centre on the implementation of IHealth, our new electronic health record (EHR).
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.
The New Platform, the first major mile-stone in the introduction of our new Electronic Health Record (EHR), was implemented across Island Health on Sunday February 21, 2016.
As the excitement builds, Catherine Claiter-Larsen, VP & CIO expresses her thanks and words of encouragement to those whose hard work and commitment has allowed us to reach this significant milestone in our IHealth journey.
We are about to celebrate a very significant and exciting milestone in our IHealth journey. Starting at 12:01 am on February 21, we are launching our “New Platform” across Island Health. The “New Platform” is a system upgrade to our EHR applications such as Cerner PowerChart, FirstNet, PharmNet, SurgiNet, and …
Island Health has partnered with Cerner Corporation to create the ORCAH Institute to transform health and care within Island Health and our communities.
End-users of the new electronic health record had the opportunity to test-drive the new system and processes and provide feedback about how they perform in real-life scenarios in specific care areas.
This two minute “call to action” emphasizes why it is important to understand and work toward easing tension that may impact our way of being with patients/clients.
Dr. Brendan Carr and Dr. Drew Digney introduce IHealth, the new tool that will help us create a better system of health and care for our patients and communities.
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 …
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.