eFIT Technology Engagement Forum

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Data that once required a mainframe computer and a team of techs to support it is now contained in the palm of our hands. This rapid evolution of technology, and the accompanying challenges and opportunities, was the topic of the Technology Innovation Engagement Forum held earlier this month at VGH. Organized by the engagement For Innovative Technologies (eFIT) Interest Group, the forum had three primary objectives: Leverage technology for innovation … Read More

VCH’s largest mega simulation event engages and enlightens

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VGH teams came together earlier this month for a unique and complex simulation event designed to gain insight into systems issues, team dynamics and crisis resource management during patient care. This is the largest simulation event ever held within VCH and involved laboratory medicine, anesthesia, emergency medicine, trauma services, PACU, and OR at VGH. The simulation started in the Emergency Department in the morning and moved on to the OR … Read More

Physician spin class creates opportunities for collegial connections and better health

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Most physicians would agree there are not enough hours in the day to fit everything in. Patients are the priority, which means “luxuries” like exercising and socializing often get pushed aside. As a result, many physicians are isolated from their colleagues and neglectful of their own fitness and health needs. A new program funded through the Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) Facility Engagement Initiative brings physicians together for fitness and … Read More

Funding supports physicians involved in Code Orange exercise

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More than 60 participants, including physicians, nurses and others attended the disaster preparedness event held July 27 in the Emergency Operations Centre at VGH. A record physician turnout was due in large part to funding provided by the Vancouver Physician Staff Association Facility Engagement Initiative, which paid physician time to participate, and also funded Drs. Chris Lee and Patrick Oxciano, Emergency Physicians, and Dr. Emilie Joos, Trauma Surgeon, for their … Read More