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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.

Interprofessional Educator Day

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.

Announcing IHealth Activation Dates

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.

User Acceptance Testing: Session #1

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.

What is the “New Platform” and will it impact me?

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.

Awaiting New Dates for 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.

Integration Testing

During the last week of September, the fifth round of Integration Testing for IHealth will be taking place in Victoria.

Introducing Island Health’s New “Clinical Solutions Desk”

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.

IHealth Device Deployment Update

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.

Introducing the Engagement Lab

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.

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