After much anticipation and hard work, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (C&W) went live with Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Cerner in acute care just after 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Two days later, the first cycle of outpatient clinics started using CST Cerner for the first time.

The launch of CST Cerner sees the transition from older systems and paper-based charts to a new electronic health records system that will allow C&W staff to provide elevated patient care. Not only will this system allow for safer medication management and more consistent care, but it will also provide enhanced connectivity across care teams, within C&W and with other major acute care hospitals such as St. Paul’s Hospital and Lions Gate (and soon Vancouver General Hospital).​

C&W is less than one week in to using CST Cerner and C&W’s core executive team shared that, for the most part, people are upbeat and deeply focused on getting used to CST Cerner, and new workflows.

“We have made it to this point because of the dedication, expertise and collaboration of our staff, medical staff and leaders,” said Dr. Jana Davidson, chief medical officer for BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre . “We are also continually impressed by the breadth of expertise and knowledge of all the teams supporting our go-live, including the implementation teams, CST project team and IMITS, and our partners from

To see more on C&W’s CST go-live experience, view the webcast of the go-live moment and the photo gallery.