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Top Story: Complete mandatory education to prepare for Go-Live

Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is coming to  Victoria General Hospital (VGH), Gorge Road Hospital (GRH), and South Island Surgical Centre (SISC) on September 14, 2024.

Complete these steps to prepare for Go-Live:

  • Virtual Facilitated Classroom Education (via Zoom)
     If you have not already done so, please register by calling Rhonda Gustar from our ProEX team: 250-713-0484.
  • In-Person Workflow Reviews
    These reviews focus on your specific area of patient care, using case scenarios and practicing your CPOE training. This mandatory session is part of your learning journey and is a great opportunity to experience hands-on practice and simulations for your future-state based on clinical practice “day-in-the-life” scenarios. To register, please contact the education team: ihealtheducation@islandhealth.ca

Engagement lab hours:
Medical staff engagement labs are open to assist you Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations: 

Victoria General Hospital: S275 (next to physician lounge)

Royal Jubilee Hospital: Royal Block 203

See more details at the IHealth Training for Medical Staff page

Medical Learning Journey

Understand what to do during Clinical Cutover

Cutover is the conversion of clinical patient data from pater records into the electronic health record (EHR).  Members of a Cutover Team will be active in the days immediately before Go-Live converting the following orders: 

  • Medication orders from the Medication Administration Record (MAR)
  • Patient Care orders
  • Communication orders
  • Diet and nutrition orders
  • Allied Health referral orders
Medical staff with inpatients during Go-Live will review cutover packages – learn more about this process with the document, “Cutover Checklist for Providers”. 

What's Changing - for medical staff

For medical staff involved in the go-live of CPOE and other advanced functions of the EHR (particularly at Victoria General Hospital, Gorge Road Hospital, South Island Surgical Centre and Royal Jubilee Hospital) this overview of high-level changes is a good reminder of the changes and benefits coming with the new capabilities.

My IHealth Journey - for medical staff

The go-live at Victoria General Hospital, South Island Surgical Centre, Gorge Road Hospital  and Royal Jubilee Hospital is scheduled for May and June, 2024. A full set of training and support activities and resources have been planned, to help prepare you for the transformation. Click on the image at right, and download a PDF version to refer to on an ongoing basis.

IHealth stories featuring medical staff

Read these recent stories featuring medical staff and their experiences with IHealth:

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Video: NRGH staff share how CPOE has improved patient care

Pediatrician Dr. Peter MacDougall, Emergency Physician Dr. Kevin McMeel and RN/Clinical Educator Carol Zanette talk about how adopting electronic ordering has changed practice for the better at NRGH.

Medical and clinical staff at computers

IHealth workflow validation sessions seeking region-wide input

As IHealth expands use of the electronic health record (EHR) across Island Health sites and services, attention is now focused on looking at clinical workflows that guide the best quality care journey for patients and care providers.

Nanaimo obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Regina Renner

Video: IHealth interview with Dr. Regina Renner — the importance of workflow validation and order sets

In this short video, Nanaimo obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Regina Renner talks about the importance of incorporating perspectives from across Island Health – including Nanaimo staff who have experience with the full electronic health record – in preparation for the future activations. Upcoming workflow validation sessions give staff across disciplines a chance to contribute to the design and build of IHealth for the whole Island Health region.

Dr. Pooya Kazemi

Specialty Leads Work Collaboratively on Clinical Documentation and Order Sets

Medical staff who represent different surgical and medical specialties will work with their colleagues to harmonize electronic clinical documentation practices and digitized order sets within their specialties.