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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.

Reflecting on the LEWA sessions

Have you ever been to West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni? They have this amazing indoor courtyard inside the entrance. It was there, on the afternoon of March 6th that I realized the LEWAs were complete…

When will I be able to see our new EHR?

Excitement is building as we continue to move closer to using the new Electronic Health Record (EHR), and people are starting to ask: When will I be able to see our new EHR?

Conversations on IHealth

We invite you to view a roundtable table conversation on IHealth with Suzanne Fox, Executive Director of IHealth and Dr. Drew Digney as they share their thoughts on how IHealth will transform the patient experience, improve the quality of care and, shape the way Island Health will deliver health and care across the Island into the future.

Local EHR Workflow Alignment Sessions

As we work toward our goal of One Patient, One Record, One Plan for Health and Care, an integral piece of work for the IHealth initiative relates to understanding both current and future workflow, or what clinicians do, or will do, in a day. This work will be addressed through an event called Local EHR Workflow Alignment (LEWA).

A message from Dr. Brendan Carr

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Island Health’s IHealth information website. IHealth will forever change the way we deliver health and care service and support.

IHealth Launches at NRGH Mid 2015

IHealth is interactive for health care providers, and includes clinical decision support and quality measures that will guide critical thinking in a …