CST Townhall provides demos as well as reassurance from earlier go-live sites

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Moving to electronic medical records has been described as the biggest transformation most physicians will experience in their lifetime. CST (Clinical Systems & Transformation) will change our work processes, our information systems, and our quality culture. It is one of the largest implementations of an electronic health record system anywhere in Canada. To help physicians prepare, VCH and VPSA co-hosted a CST Townhall on January 27. It was a chance … Read More

How to form a VPSA Engagement Task Group

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Your MSA and VPSA work to foster meaningful physician representation to better serve our community of physicians, our patients, and Vancouver Coastal Health. Our goal is to help create a culture at VCH where physicians play an active role in healthcare planning and decision making. VPSA’s Engagement Working Group (EWG) receives and reviews requests from VCH, Vancouver Acute, and Vancouver Community for launching VPSA Engagement Task Groups. The EWG reviews … Read More

CST requires a team approach to be successful

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On the heels of Providence Health Care’s CST go live in November, VCH’s Chief Information Officer Ron Quirk met with VPSA members to talk about the role technology plays in health care. It’s a topic that’s close to Quirk’s heart. Our CIO retired a few years ago, only to be lured back by a carrot that was dangled in front of him: the challenge of beginning to harmonize technology across … Read More

President’s Update

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It is an honour and a privilege to introduce myself as the new president of your medical staff association—VMDAS—and the VPSA. My fellow officers and I were elected at the annual general meeting earlier this month. Your new board is: • Dr. Eric Yoshida, President • Dr. Alison Harris, Vice President • Dr. Alex Lee, Treasurer • Dr. Sophia Wong, Secretary • Dr. Vivian Yin, Member Together we represent a … Read More

Physician appreciation lunches build connections between members and raise awareness of VPSA activities

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VPSA follows a connect, collaborate and care model. The first step in engaging physicians is to connect them. A new way we are doing this is through physician appreciation lunches, which are offered on the second Friday of each month at VGH and, beginning in January, on the third Wednesday of each month at UBC Hospital. All VPSA members are welcome… just drop an email to vpsalunch@gmail.com at least 48 … Read More