Wave 1 Launch Event a Success

The first Connect Care launch in November, 2019, will bring the University of Alberta Hospital, Stollery Hospital, Mazankowski Heart Institute and all eCLINICIAN clinics to full clinical information system (CIS) implementation. On Thursday January 17, 2019, these sites kicked off what will be a busy year of preparation, training and change-management.

With so much to do before launch, it was heartening to witness sustained energy throughout a day of presentations, demonstrations and discussions. In addition to hearing from site leaders (and participating in a surprise flash mob dance!), participants had the chance to visit a variety of information booths where devices and systems were available for hands-on learning.

The day finished with a 2-hour presentation and panel discussion for clinicians, sponsored by the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Society. This too was well attended. Participant questions focused on CIS readiness. Parts of the physician presentations and demonstrations are available for streaming via subsequent vlog.connect-care.ca postings: