May 10, 2018

How is Connect Care Design Managed?

“Configuration,” “Customization” and “Personalization” relate to the manner, degree and frequency with which a clinical information system (CIS) is modified to address the business needs of specific users or user groups.

CIS design management is about assuring sustainable CIS configuration, selective specialty customization, and safe personalizations. A transparent approach to design management can help specialty groups allocate build resources for maximum impact.

May 4, 2018

How is Connect Care Scope Managed?

Connect Care scope management is about how we identify important  clinical, functional or safety gaps, prioritize gap-mitigation strategies and select systems that fill gaps while working with the clinical information system.

April 24, 2018

Who does Clinical System Design?

Clinical System Design (CSD) is about how we plan, design and build clinical content in the clinical information system to support patient care. This presentation summarizes how different groups participate in Connect Care CSD processes.

April 23, 2018

How does Clinical System Design happen?

Clinical System Design (CSD) is about how we plan, design and build clinical content in the clinical information system to support patient care. It is one of the major activities taking place during the design phase of the Connect Care initiative. This Vlog explores the elements of CSD processes serving Connect Care.

April 20, 2018

How is Clinical Content Built?

Clinical information system (CIS) clinical content includes documentation, decision and inquiry support tools that are built into the CIS to support best possible practice. Clinical System Design (CSD) is about how we plan, design and build clinical content in the CIS to support patient care. It is one of the major activities taking place during the design phase of the Connect Care initiative. This Vlog explains more about how clinical content arises from solid CSD.


April 19, 2018

How is the system built?

Building the Connect Care clinical information system is our 'main event' now and for months to come. Diverse activities must be coordinated for design and build to progress as needed. The names of these -- Scope-setting, Groundwork, Foundation, Direction-Setting, Clinical System Design, Configuration, Build, etc. -- may be unfamiliar to many. This Vlog likens early Connect Care design and build to the stages of construction.

March 17, 2018

Why does Connect Care matter?

The foundation of Connect Care is a clinical information system (CIS) that will transform how we use and access information. Building the CIS is a huge undertaking. Ten build principles - about how CIS design should reflect, not set, our values - emerged from extensive stakeholder consultation. Theses are summarized in a document and explained in the presentation below.

March 12, 2018

What is Connect Care?

Connect Care is promoted as Alberta Health Service's (AHS) prime transformational initiative. But what is it, really? And how does Connect Care relate to an AHS provincial clinical information system (CIS) and to Epic Systems Corporation?

This short (<5 min) presentation explores the relationship between Connect Care, the CIS and Epic.