News

February 20, 2024

8-Hr Downtime for the Cerner Electronic Health Record: How to Prepare

Cerner, Island Health's major Electronic Health Record (EHR), will undergo an important upgrade. The transition involves a planned, region-wide downtime for all Cerner applications that run on the Citrix Workspace. A planned 8-hour outage to the Cerner applications will take place from 10 p.m. on Friday, February 23 to Saturday, February 24 at 6.a.m.

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February 15, 2024

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin

In this issue, you'll find information on the scheduled 8-Hour Downtime for the upcoming Cerner Electronic Health Record, a reminder to Save the Date for the Medical Staff Forum, and updates on New Medical Leaders.

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February 15, 2024

IHealth Update for Medical Staff

The January edition of the IHealth Newsletter covers a range of topics including Key Messages, Order Set Deployment, Practice Changes, and FAQs.

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February 14, 2024

New Provider Update: Associate Physicians & Physician Assistants

To create sustainable program foundations for the Associate Physician and Physician Assistant roles at Island Health, medical staff input is needed to strategically place these limited resources. Advisory groups have been created to provide program oversight and input into decision making.

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February 13, 2024

Apply for Cohort 9 of the Physician Quality Improvement Training Program Today

Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) is an education program for Medical Staff who want to enhance their QI capacity, build connections with colleagues, and create a continuous improvement culture to transform our local health system. Applications to join Cohort 9 must be submitted online by March 15 at 4:00pm.

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February 12, 2024

Upcoming Cerner Electronic Health Record - Planned Downtime

Island Health is currently transitioning our Electronic Health Record (EHR) to a Remote Hosting Option (RHO) provided by Oracle Cerner. The scheduled downtime for the RHO transition is from 10 p.m. on Friday, February 23, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 24.

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February 7, 2024

Communicating Unexpected Outcomes for Clinicians Update

Island Health is pleased to announce that they have posted a new round of Communicating Unexpected Outcomes for Clinicians courses on LearningHub. Dates have been posted for March, April, May and June of 2024.

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February 7, 2024

Port Hardy drug-checking news

The Port Hardy Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) office offers a new drug-checking service during business hours. Individuals can visit the office at 7070 Shorncliffe Avenue from Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., to have their substance samples checked and receive results within 20 minutes.

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February 6, 2024

Registration Open for the 2nd Annual Trauma & Critical Care Conference

Island Health is thrilled to reveal the 2nd Annual Island Health Trauma and Critical Care Conference in Victoria, BC, scheduled for April 20th and 21st, 2024. Don't miss out on Early Bird Pricing, ending on February 28th, 2024. Secure your tickets now!

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February 6, 2024

Virtual Care Services Newsletter - Winter Edition

The latest release of the Virtual Care Services newsletter for winter is here, brimming with up-to-date information and inspiring local achievements. This edition covers a range of topics, including the introduction of Call4Care as a new service, updates on virtual care guidelines and policies, and much more.

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