Building AHS Capacity through Connect Care

That Connect Care is about transformation, not technology, is our constant refrain. A necessary condition for success is that we grow the capacity of our people so that clinical information system (CIS) capabilities are used to clinical advantage. In this we are already successful.

We prepare by empowering our people. To date, investments in the AHS physician community include:
  • 1 CMIO and 5 Associate CMIOs
  • 5 Provincial Physician Design Leads
  • 62 Medical Informatics Leads
  • 22 Provincial Knowledge Leads
  • 39 Physicians enrolled in Power User training, 7 already certified
  • 32 Physicians started Physician Builder training, 11 already certified
  • Over 400 physicians participating in Clinical System Design
  • 13 Provincial Physician Trainers certified
This cadre of capable physicians will assure CIS uptake through leadership, role-modelling, user-group facilitation, Super User mentoring and committee/council/workgroup participation. Even greater numbers reflect growing capacity in clinical operations and multidisciplinary teams.

Experience teaches that a large and complex health information system initiative attains success first through well-organized communities of capable people, second through solid processes and last through a well-configured CIS product. We are building momentum!