Today more than 1,000 physicians are participating in Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry and the program continues to break more ground. As a key step in system improvement, a more integrated healthcare system is making additional information available to providers where and when they need it.
“I think that good communication has always been the backbone of patient care. When you have an information technology system that is very fragmented and pieces do not communicate with one another, then patients fall through the cracks and important clinical decisions are not appreciated by others. This leads to poor patient care and poor outcomes.” - Dr. Bertus Eksteen, Gastroenterologist, Calgary