“I’d never go back”

Thank you to the 300-plus physicians and staff who participated in the recent CST Special Edition Vancouver All-Staff Forum ​as well as the 197 who tuned into the live and recorded webcast.

Physicians and staff packed the V​GH Paetzold Auditorium and Paetzold Atrium satellite viewing area​ eager to learn about ​Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST)​ and how it will enable us to provide even more exceptional patient care.

The event was hosted by Michelle de Moor, executive director, CST, VCH-Vancouver and Lorraine Blackburn, executive director, Clinical Informatics, VCH and featured presentations from Vancouver Acute COO Vivian Eliopoulos, professional practice director, Clinical Informatics, VCH-Vancouver Barb Cross,​ as well as an engaging panel discussion with Coastal and regional program team members.​

“Welcome to the CST family”

Coastal leadership, physicians and front line staff kicked off the session by welcoming Vancouver to the CST family in a light-hearted video.

Later, the panel shared their experiences, answered questions and highlighted the ways in which CST has improved the care they are able to provide for their patients.​

“I’d never go back,” commented registered nurse Josh Dugard during the panel. “I don’t think I’d ever take another shift somewhere that didn’t have electronic charting.”

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(​Photo: Learning about WOW technology during the CST device show and tell following the forum.)

Technology WOW’d staff

After the forum, the CST Device Group and panelist Kelly Burke, experienced resource nurse and CST clinical informatics specialist, gave interested staff and physicians a sneak peek at workstations on wheels (WOWs), front-end speech recognition (FESR) and other interesting technology now in-use in the Coastal Community of Care.

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