I am very pleased to announce two proud achievements related to the implementation of GoldCare at the 12 Children’s Treatment Centres across the province.
First, the OACRS Board of Directors awarded the OACRS Partnership Award to our provincial GoldCare Committee that is known as the CRISP Steering Committee. This award is presented to “an organization or member CTC that has demonstrated significant support for the goals of the sector with broad impact.” The award recognizes “actions and commitment that has benefited multiple stakeholders.”
Congratulations to Sandi Simmons, Elizabeth Martinell and Val Vickers for your outstanding contribution to the work of the CRISP Steering Committee. Your expertise resulted in software that will improve our ability to work together to serve children, youth and families and will support our ability to demonstrate best practice in all of our services. Attached is a photo of the award presentation to Sandi and Elizabeth. The canoe (purchased from Peterborough’s Canoe Museum) represents the image that was used on a frequent basis to motivate all members of the CRISP Committee to paddle together in the same direction to ensure the success of this project.
Thank you to all of the members of our internal GoldCare Committee for providing the advice that Elizabeth and Sandi required to appropriately guide the decision making of the CRISP Steering Committee. We appreciate the time and wise advice that you provided.
In addition the GoldCare Team, known provincially as the CRISP Team, has been selected as a top finalist for the 2012 Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) - Project Team Implementation Award. These awards are co-sponsored by Canada’s Health Informatics Associations (COACH) and Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and are intended to pay tribute to excellence, leadership and innovation in the field of Health Informatics each year.
The Project Team Implementation Award recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT Company and client team that has implemented a health-IT solution at a healthcare organization. This award honours the private and public sector team effort. The winning finalist of each award will be announced and presented the award on stage at the Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala in Toronto on November 7, 2012.
We congratulate the CRISP Implementation Team on being recognized as a top finalist.
Thank you to all of our staff for adapting so competently to GoldCare. You have remained positive and focused throughout this extremely challenging process. I appreciate your ongoing dedication to providing excellent service to our children, youth and their families.