Supporting you with new resources, A new icon is coming to your desktop, Calgary Zone sites get closer to launch, Meet our Connect Care Champions

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Connect Care Newsletter - October 25, 2019


Connect Care News brings you a look at highlights and updates from the Connect Care program. To learn more, visit the Connect Care Insite page or the AHS website.

In this issue:


Supporting you with new resources


As we near the launch of Wave 1, we continue to add new resources on Insite to support you.

Resources to support you at launch:

Highlighting our Connect Care journey:

Visit our Resources Insite page for more.


A new icon is coming to your desktop


In the next few days, you may notice a new icon on your desktop. This is for a web based application that will support access to reports and other utilities for operations to manage during a downtime.

This icon is being pushed to all workstations across the province to prepare for the wave 1 launch. Please leave the icon on your workstation desktop, even if your site is not part of the Wave 1 launch.

If your site is part of the Wave 1 launch, access to the application will be granted based on role and completion of Connect Care training. As with any clinical application, it should only be accessed for appropriate business reasons that will be explained as part of your training.

For questions, please contact


Calgary Zone sites get closer to launch


In October, clinicians and staff at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH), Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC), Department of Family Medicine, and the Elbow River Healing Lodge attended events to kick off preparations for the Fall 2020 implementation of Connect Care. For some attendees, this was their first chance to see demonstrations of the Connect Care clinical information system (CIS) and how it will be used in different areas.

At each event, participants enjoyed a series of presentations, demonstrations and discussions that included a special message from Provincial and Zone leaders, Dr. Francois Belanger and Dr. Sid Viner. Topics included readiness, training, overview of Information Technology projects underway and the eHealth Competence resources available to help staff and clinicians get comfortable using healthcare information technology. ACH and PLC events also had representatives demonstrating devices, as well as some system demonstrations.

It was an exciting opportunity for Wave 4 staff and clinicians to get a sneak peek of what Connect Care will mean for them. If you’re in Wave 4, start familiarizing yourself with Wave 4 resources to prepare you and your teams.


Meet our Connect Care Champions


Sherwin Mahabir

Sherwin is a Connect Care Super User. He says he’s excited to see how Connect Care will improve his job and that of others at AHS.

“It makes communication between us porters much easier,” he says. “And I like the way it connects everything under one umbrella, which allows us to have better patient care.”

Sherwin says he can’t wait to see Connect Care in action across the province.

“I love change. I’m excited to see how this is going to turn out.”

Meet more of our Connect Care Champions.




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