Implementing clinical systems: Lessons Learned

Last modified by Paula Robeson on 2019/11/20 20:54

Implementing a system, such as an EHR, is a clinical, not a IT project, and methodologies need to support this approach to ensure success and prevent patient safety and quality of care issues. Structured frameworks and robust decision-making forums are essential to ensure the EHR is built to support the desired practices and workflows. Change management strategies need to be explicit and focused. Training and go-live support are crucial. This webinar will focus on key success factors and lessons learned from this large-scale implementation.

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Helen Edwards, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Helen has worked at SickKids hospital for more than 35 years, in a variety of roles. In her current CNIO role Helen is responsible for leading programs/initiatives focused on identifying, evaluating, procuring, implementing and optimizing large-scale informatics/technology solutions. The focus of her role is influencing clinical transformation through use of systems and their associated data, to make improvements in patient care.


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Karim Jessa MD, FRCPC is Staff Emergency Physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at SickKids. He completed medical school in Toronto and his Emergency Residency at McGill University and then practiced in the Middle East for a number of years. Upon returning to Canada, he joined the ED at North York General and Mackenzie Health hospitals. He still has his Sharp 256 KB personal organizer (and iPhone) and has a special interest in Mobility and Information Technology and how to use these tools to improve how Healthcare is processed and delivered. He has lectured at various national and international venues on Emergency Medicine and Health IT related subjects and participates in a number of Provincial IT Advisory groups. Particularly, he is interested in Clinical Documentation improvement and decision support in order to add efficiencies in Healthcare. 

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Created by Paula Robeson on 2019/09/25 23:07