AHS identifies issue that led to lab result delays after Connect Care launch

Friday marked Day 6 since the first wave of the Connect Care rollout and some family doctors said they still hadn’t received any lab results. Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system is being implemented in phases over a number of…

Edmonton doctor says he hasn’t received lab results since Connect Care launched

A longtime family physician in Edmonton is raising concerns with the transition to Connect Care. Dr. Edward Papp said his family medicine practice hasn’t received lab results since Sunday’s launch of the Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system. “We typically…

Alberta nurses ‘very stressed’ on Day 3 of Connect Care launch: ‘There’s some issues’

The first wave of Alberta Health Services‘ new electronic system Connect Care was launched three days ago and health-care workers say there are still ongoing issues. “Connect Care is a huge undertaking,” said Marie-Therese Mageau, Local 301 union president with…

New electronic health system Connect Care launches ‘well’ but with ‘anticipated glitches’: AHS

There were some technical glitches and expected delays at several Edmonton health facilities Sunday as Connect Care launched, but overall, officials say the first wave went well. “You don’t plan this type of system transformation without planning for a bumpy…

Alberta nurses have ‘grave concerns’ with rollout of Connect Care system planned for Sunday

A new electronic system that will eventually be used across all Alberta Health Services facilities is scheduled to launch at some Edmonton locations at 4 a.m. Sunday. Connect Care will replace paper charting, paper medication records, paper lab requisitions and…