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​Articles, information and postings on the latest updates to the Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR) initiative.

Note of acknowledgement: We are aware that these are extraordinary times and we understand COVID-19 is the priority for physicians and PCNs right now. CII/CPAR continues to offer an opportunity for enhanced continuity and remains available to physicians as their situation evolves.

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CII/CPAR numbers keep climbing
May 2022
Today more than 1,200 physicians, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals are participating in CII/CPAR and the program continues to break more ground. Important, sometimes lifesaving community information is now being shared with Alberta Netcare through physician, nurse practitioner and team participation in the program. 


 
April 2022
New functionality to enhance information sharing launched in April. You may be seeing some new documents in your EMR inbox and notice something different in Alberta Netcare Portal. AHS is now routing summative notes from Connect Care to your EMR and the CPAR primary provider now displays in Netcare.


  

See your name in lights...er Alberta Netcare Portal!
March 2022
Family physicians and pediatricians participating in the Central Patient Attachment Registry (CPAR) will notice something different in Alberta Netcare Portal in April. Their name will appear prominently in the demographics area of their patient's records in Netcare. 


 
January 2022
Many Albertans are reporting that the pandemic is impacting their mental health. For patients whose family physician is participating in Community Information Integration and the Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR), basic event information about patient emergency department visits or hospitalizations is shared with their family physician. Read more on how that information sharing is informing and improving patient care including their mental health.



January 2022

Community Encounter Digests, which share select information from the physician office to Netcare, are increasingly informing care decisions in emergency departments and hospitals. Participation in Community Information Integration and the Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR) is transforming the way healthcare information is shared in Alberta. Dr. Chris Le, an Edmonton Zone family physician, describes in the short video at the link how he believe CII/CPAR improves patient care.


December 2021
Dr. Sunil Datar is a family physician within the WestView PCN. He is participating in the Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry, so he is notified via his clinic EMR when one of his CPAR-paneled patients has been discharged from emergency or hospital. Recently, that eNotification process resulted in an unexpected diagnosis. Watch the short video at the link of the story in his own words.



November 2021
Dr. Chris Le is a family physician who joined the Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry program to improve continuity for his patients. Dr. Le recognizes that sharing even small amounts of information can lead to significantly better outcomes. Watch the short video clip at the link where he describes how sharing information benefits patients, particularly the vulnerable and complex, when they are seen in acute care. 



October 2021
Ronda Ryder was at a long-term care facility when she was asked to see an unscheduled patient who had fallen and felt faint. Read more to find out how the AHS community paramedic used the Community Encounter Digest in Netcare to learn of the patient’s relationship to her PCN physician and was able to provide follow up calls that supported the patient getting the care she needed.



September 2021
Today over half a million Albertans have a Community Encounter Digest in their Netcare record. The program continues to break ground.



September 2021
In a time with high unpredictability, CII/CPAR can bring some planning and predictable work to the provider and team. More than one thousand community physicians now have their EMR integrated with in over 230 clinics across Alberta



July 2021
At his Calgary family practice, many of Dr. Barney Truong’s patients are immigrants who do not speak English. Language barriers are challenging for patients and medical professionals, and Dr. Truong is acutely aware of the information gaps in our health care system that can result from these challenges.
Read more to find out how participating in CII/CPAR can help overcome communication barriers.

You can sign up right now for the Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry program. There are already 12 clinics using PS Suite that are live, and another 11 clinics in progress to implement CII/CPAR and connect their clinic EMR to the rest of the health system. 



Are you an Accuro user?
May 2021
If so, you can sign up for CII/CPAR There are already over 120 providers in 20+ clinics using Accuro that are fully live and another 145 in 25 clinics in progress to implement CII/CPAR and connect their clinic EMR to the rest of the health system. 



May 2021
If so, you can sign up for CII/CPAR. There are already 373 physicians in 70 clinics using Med Access that are fully live and another 150 physicians in 32 clinics in progress to implement CII/CPAR and connect their clinic EMR to the rest of the health system. 



April 2021
If so, you can sign up for CII/CPAR. There are already 189 physicians in 40 clinics using Wolf that are fully live and another 108 physicians in 23 clinics in progress to implement CII/CPAR and connect their clinic EMR to the rest of the health system. 



April 2021
If so, Microquest Healthquest EMR has a straightforward implementation of CII/CPAR. “Healthquest users will experience a fast and easy implementation”, according to Michael McDermott, Project Director, Community Information Integration at Alberta Health.



March 2021
The number of community physicians sharing select information from their community EMR with Alberta Netcare grows weekly. 



February 2021
For Edmonton family physician Dr. Janet Craig, eNotifications from Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR) have proven to have potentially life-saving impacts.



January 2021
Growing participation in Community Information Integration and the Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR) is making a difference to continuity of care for Albertans.