Informational Continuity occurs when Albertans' health information is shared between multiple locations and providers in the patient's circle of care, taking into account their preferences and values. Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR) is advancing informational continuity in Alberta.
More than 55 primary care and specialty clinics are live on CII/CPAR and about 84,000 Albertans have a Community Encounter Digest in their Netcare record.
Along with primary care information, more than 26,000 consult reports from community specialists have been submitted to Albertan's Netcare records. Informational continuity is making a difference for patients across the province. Emergency department physicians that have accessed the consult reports and CEDs are reporting that the information is informing their care decisions. CII/CPAR is doing exactly what it was designed to do: improve informational continuity.
The first Accuro clinic went live January 15. This is the fifth conformed EMR to become part of a more connected health care system that includes community clinics. This is an important milestone as it broadens participation opportunities.
eNotifications are enabling primary care providers and their teams to be aware of when their CPAR-paneled patients visit an emergency department, have been admitted or discharged from hospital or had day surgery. While Microquest clinics are live with eNotifications, TELUS clinics will follow shortly and then QHR Accuro clinics later this year.
To learn more about CII/CPAR including implementation tools, resources and the latest information visit the webpage.
If you are interested in participating, talk to your Primary Care Network.