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AHS' Provincial CIS Preferred Vendor Selected

July 13 , 2017

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To all staff, physicians and volunteers,

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is taking another important step toward building an AHS Provincial Clinical Information System (CIS) which will transform the way we deliever care.

After almost one year of consultation with hundreds of physicians, staff and patients, Epic is the successful vendor in a Request for Proposal (RFP) to help build the AHS Provincial CIS. The AHS Provincial CIS will support Connect Care, an AHS-led initiative to transform healthcare delivery in the province.

The AHS Provincial CIS or Connect Care is a collaborative effort between AHS physicians, staff, and patients with the Alberta Ministry of Health. In the spring 2016 provincial budget, the Alberta government committed $400 million over four years toward a new AHS Provincial CIS.

Now that Epic has been selected as the successful proponent, over the summer we will continue working with AHS physicians and staff to get a clear understanding of use and access to technology and other information needed to prepare for designing and building the AHS Provincial CIS that will support Connect Care across AHS.

We anticipate the vast majority of AHS clinical systems will be migrated to the AHS Provincial CIS over the four to six years. In the interim, we will keep our existing systems functioning and current.

This bold initiative is an investment in the health of Albertans and will put the tools, technology and resources in place to make comprehensive patient information accessible to the healthcare providers and patients, when and where they need it. Currently, AHS has more than 1300 independent systems storing patient information. Connect Care will use the AHS Provincial CIS to bring these systems together while helping us focus on the most important part of our work - the care and compassion we provide.

You can keep up-to-date on Connect Care through our new website,, which provides basic information on the initiative and progress updates.

If you have questions about this important initiative, you can mail the Connect Care teams directly at

Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO                               

Deborah Rhodes, Vice President, Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer                        

Dr. Francois Belanger, Vice President, Quality, Chief Medical Officer


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