It’s Digital Health Week in Canada November 14-20, which celebrates the momentum and impact of digital health initiatives across the country. At Island Health, the IHealth project team and our valued partners across the system continue to advance the electronic health record (EHR) with tools that empower and connect staff, physicians, patients and clients to improve the quality and consistency of care.
Test your Knowledge on IHealth and the Electronic Health Record
Answer the questions below to see how you score on knowledge about the IHealth initiative at Island Health.
Hint-hint:You will find lots of information on this website that will help with this quiz!
- Which of the following is not a benefit of IHealth and the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
a. Enhances collaboration for team-based patient care
b. Helps increase involvement of patients in their own care
c. Orders lunch automatically if you are working overtime
d. Provides relevant, current data that helps guide care decisions
2. Which Island Health facility made the most recent transition to electronic clinical documentation?
3. How many individuals in the Island Health region have signed up for access to their personal health information on the MyHealth patient portal?
4. What is the IHealth slogan?
a. ‘Industry leading technology enhances health’
b. ‘One patient. One record. One plan for health and care’
c. ‘Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time’
5. Which of the following does the Cerner CareAware Capacity Management system not do:
a. Creates an alert that dispatches a porter to transport a patient or equipment when a request comes to a porter’s iPhone
b. Provide greater transparency of patient flow through a facility
c. Deploys an army of Roombas to clean the facility at night
d. Alerts housekeeping (Environmental Services) as soon as a room needs to be cleaned
6. What year did Island Health adopt the Island-wide electronic records system known as Cerner Millennium EHR?
7. When did 17 Community Health Services (CHS) offices and programs, staffed by 1,500 clinicians, adopt electronic clinical documentation?
8. What put IHealth activations on hold temporarily in 2020?
a. The system crashed due to a squirrel infestation
c. Decisions were hard to make over Zoom
9. According to a landmark 1999 study highlighting the need for electronic health records, how many deaths in the U.S. did it estimate could be avoided each year if EHR systems were implemented:
a. Between 11,000 and 15,000
b. Between 100,000 and 125,000
c. Between 50,000 and 100,000
IHealth Quiz Answers
1. d. – lunch is not included in the electronic health record, sorry!
2. Cowichan District Hospital, whose staff went live with electronic clinical documentation on September 26.
3. d. More than 200,000 Vancouver Islanders have now signed up to access their electronic health records.
4. b. IHealth is a client-focused transformation: ‘One patient. One record. One plan for health and care’. Patients are at the centre of the IHealth initiative, which supports quality, safe patient care, creates consistency across sites and systems, and helps to decrease the risk of medication-related errors.
5. c. No, CCM does not deploy an army of Roombas. Our facilities are kept in tip top shape through the work of our hard-working Environmental Services staff, who do not use Roombas!
6. a. Cerner Millennium was adopted in 2011 by Island Health as the first step in a multi-year, major change that continues today.
7. b. By March 2020, our colleagues in Community Health Services offices and programs had switched from paper to use of the electronic health record.
8. b. Just like many things in our communities, Covid-19 put a damper on plans for IHealth in 2020. Good thing, everyone came together and it wasn’t long before those plans picked up steam and work continued to bring the EHR to more Island Health locations.
9. c. “To Err is Human” is the name of the landmark 1999 study that estimated between 50,000 and 100,000 deaths related to medical errors could be avoided annually in the U.S. One of the recommendations from the study posited that a safer healthcare system could be supported by a greater commitment to digitization and automation in healthcare.