Modern health information system to be launched in Yukon

Joint news release

The Government of Yukon is investing in a modern, integrated health information system for Yukon’s hospitals, health facilities and services that will update the current Meditech system, which is nearly 30 years old. The new system, 1Health Yukon, will allow Yukon’s authorized health practitioners across the continuum of care to be instantly and securely connected throughout the territory.

1Health will mean more health system-wide consistency and standardization which will lead to improved quality and health outcomes. A modern system will also mean Yukon can adopt newer technology, point-of-care systems like bar code scanning to ensure safer medication administration, and a patient portal where Yukoners can securely access their own health information.

The Government of Yukon, Yukon Hospital Corporation and Yukon’s physicians are working together to build, test, implement, and train on the new modern health information system. Planning work is underway and the first elements of the modernized system are expected to go live in late 2020.

The Government of Yukon is providing $7.2 million to Yukon Hospital Corporation for this initiative through Health Canada’s Territorial Health Investment Fund, which supports innovation in the health system.

This is one of the largest collaborative health system initiatives in Yukon’s history. 1Health is designed to create a seamless care journey enabled by one health information network for all Yukoners. This collaborative initiative will enhance Yukoners’ experience in the health care system and improve health outcomes across the territory.

 

Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost

1Health represents our commitment to collaborate with health system partners to provide safe and excellent care for Yukoners. This initiative will empower health care providers across the territory to work to the best of their ability, strengthen connections by improving how we communicate, and improve Yukoners’ experience across the health system.

Yukon Hospital Corporation Chair Brian Gillen

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Pat Living
Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
patricia.living@gov.yk.ca

Matt Davidson
Yukon Hospitals
867-393-8698
matthew.davidson@wgh.yk.ca

News release #: 
19-227