Health care and social services are being improved by balancing innovative digital technology with an individual’s need for compassion and respect, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, said at the healthcare network’s Public Information Meeting.
Prescription medication is reaching hospitalized patients at the JGH more quickly and safely, thanks to a digital ordering system that has been implemented more extensively than in any Quebec healthcare facility with a comparable patient population.
Dr. Justin Cross has been appointed Chief Digital Health Officer, the first to hold this position in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. He will plan the network’s bold digital strategy and will implement new technology to improve quality and convenience for users and staff.
New digital Patient Order Sets contain comprehensive instructions for nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and other members of healthcare staff who provide care for patients.
A new electronic scheduler that manages appointments has dramatically cut the time that patients wait before receiving their first chemotherapy session in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.