St. Paul's Hospital
Beth Snow, PhD, MBA, CE
Program Head – Program Evaluation, CHÉOS
Lead Evaluator, CST Project
President, Canadian Evaluation Society BC Chapter
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Sandra Wu, MPH
Evaluation Specialist, PHC
Evaluation of the CST Project: One Year On
The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project aims to transform healthcare in Vancouver by standardizing clinical practice and creating a shared Electronic Health Record known as CST Cerner. The new system is being rolled out across Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Providence Health Care (PHC) in a multi-year, phased approach. The first go-lives happened at Lions Gate Hospital, Squamish General Hospital, Whistler Health Care Centre, and Pemberton Health Centre (collectively referred to as Coastal) in 2018, and the system is scheduled to go-live at PHC on November 16, 2019. In this presentation, we will discuss the ongoing evaluation of CST. The evaluation uses a mixed method design, gathering qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources to tell a complete story of the project. Data is collected before and after a site goes live to explore the process and outcomes of the project. We will share findings from Coastal and discuss our progress and future plans for evaluation work at PHC.
Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.