Dr. Justin Cross, Chief Digital Health Officer for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
April 2020News

Public’s participation sought in predicting COVID-19 hotspots

By completing the Daily Coronavirus Survey, members of the public will provide CIUSSS West-Central Montreal with digital data that will help predict potential hotspots and improve the allocation of resources.

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Dr. Soham Rej
February 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Digital tools considered vital in satisfying rising need for geriatric psychiatry

As the proportion of seniors in our population steadily rises, so will the need for geriatric psychiatry, says Dr. Soham Rej, a CIUSSS psychiatrist. He believes digital technology can help cope with the growing demand, but only if the human element remains intact.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO, at the fourth annual Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2019

Future of care envisioned as a balance between technology and emotion

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.

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At a team meeting to discuss medication in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Nurse Kamylle Martin (right) works at her medication cart, while conferring with (from right) Pharmacist Helen Mantzanis and medical student Ellen Dunbar-Lavoie (each using a work-station on wheels), and Dr. Judith Therrien.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Digital prescriptions speed medication to patients while boosting safety

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.

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Dr. Justin Cross, Chief Digital Health Officer for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
June 2019Spotlight feature

Dr. Justin Cross to oversee bold, new wave of digital technology

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.

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The team heading the implementation of the Patient Order Sets consists (from left) Bob Lapointe (IT Lead), Gosia Radaczynska (representative, Think Research), Dr. Elizabeth MacNamara (Medical Lead), Geneviève Beaudoin (Clinical Lead) and Serge Cloutier (Nursing Lead). Projected on the screen behind them is a sample Patient Order Set.
April 2016News

Making instructions for patient care clearer, faster, safer

New digital Patient Order Sets contain comprehensive instructions for nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and other members of healthcare staff who provide care for patients.

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During his chemotherapy at the Segal Cancer Centre in pre-COVID times, Paul Grégoire chats with Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Centre, and Erin Cook, who is now Co-Director of Operations and Clinical Administrative Coordinator.
NewsSeptember 2015

New technology dramatically cuts waiting times for cancer 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.

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