Clinical Services


Patient safety and engaging clinicians is a priority for 3sHealth. 3sHealth’s clinical services area develops relationships with healthcare system partners to create better communication and openness as we carry out our current work and explore new opportunities for shared services.

3sHealth’s clinical services area exists to promote safety, quality, and value to the health system through engagement, support, and problem resolution. Working within the business development area, clinical services provides support to several areas of focus including:

Provincial contracting
Clinical services works collaboratively with provincial, national and western region contracting teams and our regional partners and agencies by helping to promote quality and patient and staff safety. Clinical services provides leadership and clinical perspective to product standardization initiatives, product issue resolution and product safety alerts. We work together with provincial contracting to ensure that clinicians are engaged in the process of developing criteria for clinical acceptance, trials and scoring for products under consideration for standardization across regions/agencies.

Provincial Smart IV Pump Project

The 3sHealth clinical services team, together with the health regions, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and eHealth Saskatchewan is advancing the implementation of the Saskatchewan Smart IV Pump project. By December 2016, this project replaced all large infusion pumps in Saskatchewan with the Hospira Plum 360 pump, that contains one standardized drug library for the whole province. Clinical services is also working with training institutes and emergency medical services partners in ensure that the Plum 360 and provincial library are available for student teaching and patient transport. Read more about the Smart Pump implementation.

To submit drug library or parenteral monograph change requests, please visit the Saskatchewan Smart IV Pump website and click on the Change Request Form link on the top navigation bar.

3sHealth Patient Family Advisory Council
3sHealth clinical services is leading the work to develop standards for how our organization engages with patients and families in Lean and other improvement initiatives as well as for representation on steering and advisory committees.

Provincial Clinical Advisory Committee
3sHealth clinical services chairs the Provincial Clinical Advisory Committee which is composed of clinicians from the Regional Health Authorities and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. The committee promotes and supports product and practice standardization through participation in discussion, clinical evaluation and scoring of products and services considered for group purchasing initiatives. Select members of the Provincial Clinical Advisory Committee may also serve as representatives of the province on national group purchasing committees or subcommittees through HealthPRO or New West Partnership initiatives.

Nursing Information System Saskatchewan (NISS)
This program facilitates the effective and efficient collection, organization and communication of relevant patient information by authorized care providers. The documentation system includes a methodology to determine nursing workload. NISS is a client-based program provided to organizations who subscribe to this service. NISS is used by facilities in all 12 Saskatchewan health regions as well as 86 facilities across Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.