e-Volve information system goes live in SW Ontario
November 4, 2020
WINDSOR, Ont. – Patients at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) can look forward to even better care, as a new Hospital Information System using Cerner Millennium is introduced to the region by the e-VOLVE Program at TransForm Shared Service Organization (TransForm). The new HIS is now live at HDGH, as well as at Erie Shores HealthCare in Leamington and at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg.
“The new Hospital Information System that HDGH, together with our partner hospitals is implementing, has been built by and for our region. Together, our teams have been involved in making this electronic system one that will benefit our patients and clinicians alike,” said Janice Kaffer (pictured), president and CEO. “I am incredibly proud of what our region and specifically, members of the HDGH team have developed. This has been a long time coming and I could not be more excited to see this system in action.”
This program is more than just launching new technology to replace an old, outdated system. This clinical transformation project will improve the communications between clinicians and patients using a regional electronic medical record. Patients can expect their information to be collected in a new and upgraded computer system.
In addition, medications will now be confirmed electronically using Workstations on Wheels and finally, their information will be shared instantly and securely between members of the care team, increasing timely decision-making.
“Our HDGH staff and physicians will now be charting electronically and although individuals have been trained on the system, the process is new and so understanding from our patients and their families will be appreciated,” said Dr. Andrea Steen, HDGH chief of staff.
HDGH is proud to move forward with this next step in improving the patient experience as they continue to provide high quality care to the residents of Windsor-Essex.
“As the chair of HDGH’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, everything our council does centres around the patient experience,” said Barb Masotti. “This transformation to a new HIS is long overdue for patients and clients in our community who will now experience the benefits of what this system has to offer.”
“This is an exciting time for us at CKHA as we undergo one of our most significant clinical transformations,” said Lisa Northcott, vice president, people and chief nursing executive, CKHA. “The new system will ensure safe and secure electronic documentation; increased drug administration accuracy; less duplication of diagnostic tests; faster access to patients’ hospital records and an improved patient experience overall.”