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IHealth activation of CPOE at South Island Tertiary sites rescheduled to April-May 2024

​The February-March 2024 activation of electronic ordering (i.e., Computerized Provider Order Entry, or CPOE) at RJH, VGH, Gorge Road Hospital and South Island Surgical Centre is being re-scheduled to April-May 2024.

A technical issue related to the Organization’s move to cloud-based servers has come to light in the course of detailed planning work with Oracle Cerner. This has implications both for the South Island Tertiary Go-Live and for the entire electronic health record (EHR) of Island Health.

Read the full memo her​e. 

Following detailed analysis, consideration of options and consultation across clinical/medical, technical, project teams and corporate partners, the decision was made to re-schedule the Tertiary CPOE activation. Rescheduling the Go-Live dates will allow time to complete the work required; ensuring a sound infrastructure and quality activation for staff and patients was paramount in the decision.

Exact dates will be shared after further joint discussion and planning with site clinical operations and medical staff leadership.

Please share this information with colleagues. Thank you for your continued dedication to this important quality improvement initiative.​

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