Cerner is a core integrated patient management system at BC Children’s and BC Women’s that collects data to describe the entire patient care journey from arrival to discharge. Data are updated daily.
Cerner consists of several separate modules:
This module provides detailed patient flow information including location and time stamps. Data collected includes basic registration, admission, transfer, location, discharge and patient demographics.
Data are available for BC Children's and BC Women's from June 2008. Selected data elements prior to 2008 are available from a non-Cerner data source.
Data collected includes referral date, time, source, reason and additional information. It is the recommended method for tracking wait times for outpatient services.
Data are available
for select BC Children's and BC Women's outpatient services from June 2008 or later.
Data are collected from emergency department information, such as admission, provider, diagnosis and discharge.
Data are available for BC Children’s Hospital from June 2008.
Data collected through the Ambulatory Scheduling module include resources associated with the clinical service (treatment or exam room, specific providers, or provider types) and appointment type. The appointment length of stay is not available for outpatient encounters.
Data are available for BC Children's and BC Women's from July 2008.