FESR is being implemented as part of the Clinical Systems and Transformation (CST) Project.
- Electronic provider documentation is being introduced as part of the CST project's new clinical information system across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Providence Health Care (PHC) and Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
- Provider documentation refers to charting and with the new clinical information system, providers will use "dynamic documentation" – electronic charting that pulls in various aspects of a patient chart, along with the providers' notes, into a final note.
- FESR is a tool to assist with provider documentation by translating speech to text so that providers can dictate into Cerner instead of typing which is quicker easier and quicker for many. Most new implementations of clinical information systems incorporate FESR as part of provider documentation.
- You will be able to use FESR to enter information anywhere in Cerner, eg. order entry, notes/reports.
- The move to a single electronic health record will improve the safety, quality and consistency of the patient and caregiver experience. Having all the necessary information in one place reduces risk that key clinical elements will be missed by either providers or clinicians. Reports will be available in Cerner immediately and be more quickly distributed to community care providers after they are signed.
- Dictation using FESR will be replacing the telephone dictation service provided by M*Modal.
The FESR software being deployed is from M*Modal and is called Fluency Flex and Fluency Direct.