This past month, Providence Care marked a significant milestone! After months of preparation and hard work, we “went live” with our new electronic patient record (ePR) system at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital.
The new Providence Care ePR has been built as a custom extension of the existing Kingston General Hospital – Hotel Dieu Hospital Patient Care System (PCS). Now that it is in place, clinicians at KGH, HDH and St. Mary’s will be able to have confidential access the same patient files, in real-time. It will benefit patient care and improve workflow processes for clinical staff at all Kingston hospitals.
Making the change from a paper-based system to an electronic system is not a one-time effort. We are continuing implement new changes, and will be going live with the ePR at Mental Health Services and Providence Manor, as well as many of our community services, in the new year.
Here are some photographs from go-live week at St. Mary’s, earlier this month, where you can see our staff working hard to support each other as we update our technology and processes!