May 28, 2019
Upgrade of our electronic medical record (EMR) coming June 1
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to the highest degree of quality and safety in all that we do. Part of this commitment is ensuring we have the best technology available to support the delivery of care.
With this goal in mind, we are upgrading our electronic medical record (EMR) system, known as Meditech Expanse. The EMR system is what we use to track important client information including doctor’s notes, prescriptions, test results and appointments. This upgrade to a more user-friendly system will improve your clinical team’s ability to partner with you to provide excellent, safe, high-quality care. The launch of the new Meditech Expanse is scheduled for June 1, 2019.
As we approach launch day, we are making adjustments to ensure a smooth transition as we move from the existing system to Meditech Expanse:
- From the period of approximately May 20 – June 24, 2019, the number of in-patient admissions, inpatient respite opportunities, sleep assessments, day program admissions and out-patient appointments will be reduced.
- Inpatient families will be able to access extended weekend passes over the June 1, 2019 weekend which is when our new system goes live.
- As clinicians attend to your care and learn the new EMR system, your appointment may take longer than usual.
We expect to be back to regular operations by June 24. As always, if you have any questions please feel free reach out to a member of your care team.
Thank you for your understanding and partnership.