With the implementation of Clinical Systems and Transformation just around the corner, VPSA’s CST Task Group is offering additional supports for physician members. The group, which includes Chair Dr. Raheem Kherani along with Drs. Fahreen Dossa, Geoffrey Law and Darren Lee, meets monthly with Vancouver Acute’s CST Medical Leadership team to discuss ways to assist you as well as to voice your concerns and feedback.
“I am pleased to be collaborating with my colleagues on this interdisciplinary group,” said Dr. Kherani. “CST affects us all and the best way to get on top of it is to learn as much as we can ahead of time. Education is a constant in our careers as physicians. While the thought of CST implementation may be daunting, I am confident we can all rise to the challenges. Colleagues at other sites where CST has already been introduced emphasize that, while the transition may not be seamless, the benefits of the new system are high.”
VPSA is providing coffee, tea, and snacks for the upcoming in-person physician CST training sessions. We also continue to have workstations on wheels at our monthly lunch meetings at VGH for people who would like to try them out.
“We are also moving forward with a site visit program and encourage division and department medical leaders and champions to apply,” added Dr. Kherani. “These visits to Lions Gate and St. Paul’s hospitals are opportunities to interact with physicians now using Cerner and to see the system in action. Thanks to funding from the Facility Engagement Initiative, we are offering sessional payments for those participating in these site visits. If interested, you can apply here.”
VPSA members who have concerns about Cerner and its implementation are welcome to share their comments via our anonymous feedback form and to check out the Q&As on VPSA’s website. We continue to look for other ways to support our members and welcome feedback directly to Dr. Kherani or VPSA Initiative Manager Andrew Pinfold.