Introducing Connect Care:
A New Province-Wide Electronic Healthcare Record System
It's happening! AHS is starting its design and roll out of a new electronic record system called Connect Care. When finished, all of AHS medical records will be centralized into one clinical information system (currently there are 1300 systems!). Implementation at ACH is expected to happen in 2020.
One of the biggest pieces that will positively impact patients and families will be the introduction of a "Patient Portal" which will allow patients access to their healthcare record, health information, and new scheduling and communication options.
Patients and Family Advisors are being engaged throughout the process. Sarah Fletcher, a youth from CAYAC, has been involved since the evaluation stage where she was part of the team selecting the vendor to provide the electronic system. She currently sits on the governance council as a patient advisor and she is a member of the newly formed Connect Care Patient and Family Advisory Group. "The Connect Care project has been amazing at fully supporting and including patient and family advisors throughout the project, at various levels and roles within the project," comments Sarah.
Advisors, including some from our site, are joining staff members from across the Province at the Direction Setting and Validation Sessions. CAYAC member, Jessica Havens, participated in the first session in February. "I love that I was treated as a subject expert. I was able to speak up about a number of youth related impacts such as access of mature minors to their records," says Jessica.
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