In September 2021, we delayed Connect Care’s Wave 4 launch and that of subsequent waves in order to support patients and healthcare teams as Alberta faced an overwhelming wave four of the pandemic.
New plans have shifted the existing sequencing for each Connect Care wave six months into the future. This extends over all timelines, however, the content of each wave remains the same. The new launch dates are: Wave 4: May 14, 2022 and Wave 5: November 6, 2022.
Training will commence in January 2022. Staff and prescribers already trained for these upcoming launches will not require retraining. Instead, prior to launch they will undertake an assessment of their knowledge to ensure they are prepared to work in Connect Care.
Thank you for your ongoing work to prepare for Connect Care where it was possible, and for being redeployed into areas that desperately needed your help.
With the help of a shared provincial clinical information system, the Connect Care initiative will help improve patient outcomes and support consistent use of health information across Alberta. It will replace nearly 1,300 clinical information systems currently in place across Alberta Health Services (AHS).
When fully implemented, Connect Care will help physicians do their best possible work and focus on providing care.
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