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IHealth News

Issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of IHealth News!

We’re pleased to offer this first edition of IHealth News. Our goal with this new IHealth e-newsletter is to regularly update and keep in touch with a broad range of stakeholders – medical and clinical staff, IHealth project staff, Island Health leaders and partners and external audiences. Please share this with your network, and encourage your colleagues to subscribe. 

—The IHealth Team

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Visit the NEW IHealth website

IHealth website
The much anticipated IHealth website is live! The website features IHealth news and stories about medical and clinical staff, resources to support activations, key milestones from the beginning of the project to the present, a section dedicated to our medical and clinical staff, FAQs and glossary, and more. The website is public.

Please visit the site, browse around and feel free to send us your feedback. This site will continue to evolve and grow to meet the needs of its users.
Visit the IHealth website

See what’s next for IHealth in ‘one year at a glance’

One of the most common questions we hear from staff is: “Where is IHealth activating next?”. In answer to that, we have put together a graphic we call ‘IHealth One Year at a Glance’, which covers a year of activity planned across Island Health sites and programs. Gorge Road Hospital Long-Term Care went live in April, to be followed by a full slate of activations through the next 12 months. Coming up soon is West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) in Port Alberni, where electronic clinical documentation will go live on June 27. Also in June, Cerner Capacity Management (CCM) will replace TeleTracking (TxT) as the patient flow system at Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. 
See what’s coming up next for IHealth at the link below.
View ‘IHealth One Year at a Glance’ graphic

Patients can now view medical-staff authored notes in MyHealth

Island Health patients and clients who are enrolled in the MyHealth patient portal can now see a new addition to information found there. As of April 27, medical staff (physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners and their learners) can select clinical notes that release to the MyHealth portal.
“Access to the notes will help patients feel more fully informed and involved in their own care, and help them prepare for their next visit with a primary care provider," said Christine MacKinnon, who serves as a Patient Partner on the MyHealth patient portal steering committee.
In phase one of this change for MyHealth, there will be 12 clinical note types available for release:
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The Go-Live Gallery

Gorge Road Hospital Long-term Care staff went live with electronic clinical documentation in April. Above, the staff of Arbutus View unit gathers for a celebratory picture. Congratulations team!

About IHealth News

IHealth News is a regular summary of highlights from across Island Health related to our multi-year transition to electronic health records. Our goal is to connect and keep in touch with a broad range of internal stakeholders, like you, whether your background is clinical, medical, technical, administrative or another specialty. We value your input and feedback, and welcome your story ideas and comments at any time.
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