Clinicians will be supported with workflows and solutions that are aligned with practice standards and with built-in, evidence-based practices appropriate for Island Health.

Originally, our partnership with Cerner included only specific Cerner standard solutions, or modules (parts of PowerChart, for example). These initial Cerner modules required some customizing to fit Island Health’s needs at the time. We are dedicated to expanding this technology and improving the functionality of the new EHR so it meets the current needs of staff, physicians and clients. To do this, Island Health and Cerner worked closely with patient partners and Island Health representatives from across disciplines and care settings through regional workflow validation sessions.

Also, before transitioning to the new EHR, clinicians will be invited to attend local EHR workflow alignment (LEWA) sessions to observe and provide input on EHR functionality that will support their future workflow.

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