The Advance Program will build on the strong foundation of our current clinical information system, but with modernized features, improved mobility and access, improved integration, and regional standardization.
Here is a glimpse of what will change for our staff, medical staff and patients,
What’s changing for Fraser Health?
The new infrastructure and technology will:
- Enhance clinical standards and processes such as workflows, order sets, and the sharing of clinical information to improve patient safety, reduce adverse events, and optimize care.
- Enhance the quality and completeness of clinical and provider documentation with better clinical decision support and integrated plans of care.
- Improve system response rates and performance, reduce downtimes, and enable better resiliency through disaster recovery capabilities.
What’s changing for providers?
- Full electronic provider documentation, offering access to patient information anytime, anywhere.
- Electronic medication order entry and medication administration records.
- Regional order sets to support best practices.
- New functionality to support care coordination through patient transitions
What’s changing for nurses and allied health clinicians?
- Real-time electronic documentation and access to patient data at the bedside.
- Closed-loop medication management enables patient and medication verification using barcode scanning.
- Electronic medication and transfusion administration records increase access to documentation and provide embedded clinical decision support.
- Handheld devices to support bedside care documentation (select units).
What’s changing for ancillary services (pharmacy, lab, medical imaging)?
- Electronic documentation for pharmacists.
- Lab point-of-care with label printers (select units).
- Improved patient trackers for diagnostic imaging patients.
What’s changing for registration and scheduling?
- Streamlined workflows for scheduling in both acute and ambulatory settings.
- New bed management functionality streamlines access and flow.
- Simplifies how beds are managed and provides real-time information on
What’s changing for patients and families?
- Streamlined care that reduces the need to provide redundant information.
- Improved coordination between multiple care providers and across multiple
- Reduction in the risk of unnecessary duplicative tests.
What’s changing for health information management (HIM)?
- The use of structured clinical terminology, using HIM, will enable standardized patient problem lists.
- Electronic documentation will reduce scanning volumes, as well as paper
What’s changing for Fraser Health informatics?
- New capabilities will simplify system build and maintenance, and enable quicker response to the needs of users.
- A new Data Repository will provide a near real-time copy of the MEDITECH® Expanse database to support reporting, research and analytics, and will enhance Fraser Health’s ability to perform continuous quality improvement.