What is CII/CPAR?
Community Information Integration and Central Patient Attachment Registry (CII/CPAR) enables physicians and their teams to share patient information to Alberta Netcare directly from their electronic medical record (EMR).
CII/CPAR enhances communication amongst providers by enabling the sharing of important healthcare information across the province. This two-way connection between clinic EMRs and Alberta Netcare is improving continuity of care between the Patient’s Medical Home and Health Neighbourhood.
CII allows providers to send select patient information to Alberta Netcare including consult letters and information about patient visits to contribute to Community Encounter Digests (CEDs).
CPAR identifies relationships between patients and their primary provider and sends eNotifications to providers when their patients are seen in the emergency department, have a hospital admission or day surgery.
What are the benefits of CII/CPAR?
- Improves continuity of care
- Consult reports are available beyond the referring physician
- Other providers can follow the recommended plan of care
- Timely access to important healthcare information
- Providers across the system can see who the primary provider is in Netcare
- Shares healthcare information between a patient’s family doctor and other providers they see
What is the CII/CPAR Acceleration Grant?
Increasing the adoption of CII/CPAR is a primary focus of the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health. To support this work, a $12 million grant was included in the 2022 physician agreement.
The CII/CPAR Acceleration initiative provides compensation to physicians for their time and the administrative requirements to enrol and participate in CII/CPAR.
The grant is entirely funded by Alberta Health. The $12 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding limit is reached.
How to sign up for CII/CPAR?
- You must be using one of these conformed EMRs in your clinic:
- Med Access
- PS Suite
- Connect Care (only for AHS-operated primary care clinics)
- Your clinic must be willing to implement or have already implemented Alberta Netcare.
- Your practice needs to have a privacy impact assessment that reflects the current clinic environment.
Complete this form to have an Alberta Medical Association team member contact you with more information.
CII CPAR Connect
CII/CPAR Connect is a regular meeting for anyone needing support with CII/CPAR. This meeting is hosted by AMA ACTT and aims to support those implementing CII/CPAR by creating a forum to connect and ask questions.
Sign up to receive Connect summary emails.
Meetings run monthly, typically on the third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. You can choose to attend one meeting or all of them.
See the dates and register now. You can also view slides from previous presentations in the CII/CPAR Resources Centre.
For more information about CII/CPAR, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.