Med Access: How to Send Encounters to Alberta Netcare

Participating in the Community Encounter Digest (CED) is optional for specialists.

Med Access Data Mapping

Data that Maps to Alberta Netcare CED and the Healthcare Data Repository

In the CII project, there are two places that information will be pulled to within Alberta Health:

Alberta Netcare (CED) and Healthcare Data Repository- Information is securely shared with other providers can see this information as it is published in the CII Community Encounter Digest (CED) report and copied to the Healthcare Data Repository.

Healthcare Data Repository- Information uploaded to the Health Care Data Repository is not visible or published. 

Conditions that allow for Encounter information to flow to the CED in Alberta Netcare

Med Access determines if a visit note is valid to submit to CII if the visit note is:

  • Attached to a provider who is live on CII
  • NOT marked private
  • In a patient’s chart that is NOT marked as private
  • Signed-off and closed

Additional details are available in the Med Access CII/CPAR EMR User Guide

Keeping Encounters Confidential

You can prevent health information entered into a mapped field from being sent to Alberta Netcare by making patient data private or confidential:

  1. Make an entire patient's chart confidential. In the patient’s ‘Demog’ tab, check off the Confidential check box.
  2. Make an encounter note confidential. Choose Confidential from the visit Menu.
  3. Make selected chart items (e.g. allergies, prescriptions) confidential. Choose Confidential from the item Menu

See the Making patient data confidential online Med Access EMR help file for more detailed instructions.


If not all of your providers in the clinic are live on CII/CPAR, review Information Sharing in Partially Onboarded Clinics for additional information to learn what encounter information will be sent to Alberta Netcare.