CST Video: Mark’s Patient Journey looks at the future of clinical care
In eight short minutes a new animated video captures the essence of what health care will look like in the not-too-distant future.
The Future of Clinical Care: Mark’s Patient Journey follows a construction worker named Mark, in the year 2020, as he checks into the Emergency Department at Squamish General Hospital with back pain. From there the video shows how the shared clinical information system is used to connect him with medical imaging, lab and pharmacy while he’s in the ED, plus follow-up visits with his GP and an oncologist at BC Cancer Agency.
The video illustrates how the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) will help improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care through things like computerized order entry and the use of bar coded tracking (key steps in closed loop medication management).
Reviews are in
Mark’s Journey had its debut earlier this week at LGH and is already getting rave reviews.
“I like how it captured the essence of what CST is all about,” said one early reviewer, who appreciated seeing how health professions from different areas and specialties are all “connected and involved.”
Another reviewer commented that Mark’s Journey provides a “clear overview” of what patient care will look like, and that it’s a “good starting point for discussion.”