Last Wednesday, Fraser Health celebrated the successful launch of the Implantable Cardiac Electrical Devices (ICED) Project, a regional model to standardize the service and delivery of cardiac devices. The ICED celebration brought together various stakeholders, such as sponsors, surgical and cardiac representatives and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Nigel Murray. As a major contributor to the ICED project, Iridia founder, Dr. Allan Holmes was on hand as Master of Ceremony. In his role as the Hospital Medical Coordinator, Dr. Holmes worked with the ICED project as a senior physician leader and liaison for the site. He also provided expertise into the management of adverse events and coordinated a specialized ACLS training program for the implanter group.
To have the BEST Implantable Cardiac Electrical Devices program in Canada
What did we do?
Implemented a regional model for Implantable Cardiac Electrical Devices
Why did we do it?
- To enhance the quality of care provided to patients
- To maximize operational efficiencies in order to meet or exceed recognized wait time standards
- To standardize pre and post-procedure care in accordance with evidence informed practices
- To improve timely and equitable access to service
- To optimize existing capacity and provide for future growth
- To enable ongoing surveillance and monitoring of the ICED program
How did we do it?
- Consolidated from four sites (ERH, SMH, BH, RCH) to two regional sites (RCH & JPOCSC).
- Centralized referral/booking and patient triaging processes
- Standardized clinical practice support tools & inventory management processes