Adoption of a seamlessly integrated Clinical Information System (CIS) gives opportunity to improve outcomes, control costs, and support caregivers. But first we have to simplify and streamline our everyday work. The AHS Provincial CIS Strategic Transformation Initiative promotes collaborative answering of questions about how to transform CIS-sensitive health care policies, processes and norms.
The work of transformation is ramping up; with three pathways yielding results:
Technical: managing our infrastructure (wires and things) and infostructure (software and systems) to take advantage of communications, coordination and other capabilities a CIS can provide.
Capacity: harmonizing and improving existing operations, services and processes so they work best in an integrated continuum-of-care system.
Transformative: rethinking strategies and reshaping how we operate, especially when practices vary without good reason, or we have not figured out how to do something a CIS depends upon.
With a number of strategic transformation questions coming to fruition, there are now regular presentations to executive so that the associated work packages are reviewed, endorsed and allocated.
STQ Catalogue: stq.ahs-cis.ca
STQ Resources: ahs-cmio.ca/stqresources
STQ Collaboratory: ahs-cmio.ca/stqcollaboratory