Waypoint is moving to an electronic health record Feb. 22 (en anglais)
Waypoint is moving to an electronic health record Feb. 22 (en anglais)
Posted on 02/08/2017
Please excuse our progress…Waypoint is moving to an electronic health record Feb. 22!

In this digital age where everyone seems to have some sort of smartphone, tablet or computer, the way we communicate with each other, do business and provide care is transforming. At Waypoint we are proud to be following along on this journey with the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) allowing us to improve the clinical care we provide. 

On February 22, 2017, Waypoint will go-live with its EHR on the MEDITECH system on our Regional inpatient programs. It’s the first of three phases of implementation, with our Provincial and Outpatient programs slated to go-live in April and May respectively. 

Years in the making, this significant change has been part of Waypoint’s strategic direction to strengthen our information technology with a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art system. Electronic health records are best practice and today’s medical, nursing and other professionals expect it at their workplace.

Improving quality of care and safety
At Waypoint we are looking forward to how our new electronic health record will change how clinical functions are documented and recorded through electronic charting. In our clinical programs we are replacing pens and paper charts with computers and Workstations on Wheels. This transition is improving care and safety by standardizing documentation and best practices. Our objectives also include:
   • ensuring more accurate and efficient data collection
   • reducing the need for patients to repeat their medical history
   • eliminating duplication of charting, giving our providers more time at the bedside
   • creating an access point to patient information for all providers
   • providing real-time information about our patients in one place on one screen
   • making it easier to share patient information available with other care providers in other facilities

Asking for your patience
Initially, switching to an electronic system may create delays while our staff adapt to new processes. We are working hard to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible. 

We thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we make this significant change that will support our continued delivery of safe, high quality patient care.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Laurene Hilderley, Director of Communications at lhilderley@waypointcentre.ca or 705-549-3181 ext. 2214.