Community Information Integration (CII) transfers patient information between Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and other members of the patient’s care team through Alberta Netcare. The Central Patient Attachment Registry (CPAR) is a centralized provincial database that captures the attachment of a primary provider and their paneled patients. CPAR also supports notification of primary providers when their patient has a hospitalization or emergency department visit (eNotifications).
The primary goal of CII/CPAR is to improve Albertans’ continuity of care across the health system through better access to primary care and community health information. The information is also used to support quality improvement efforts and health system planning.
The Collaborative Health Record (CHR) is integrated with Alberta Netcare to send patient data for CII and CPAR. To participate in these programs, your clinic and at least one provider within your clinic must register with Alberta Netcare. You can register to participate in only CII or both CII and CPAR. For more information and to enroll, see the Alberta Medical Association's Accelerating Change Transformation Team website: https://actt.albertadoctors.org/cii-cpar/Pages/default.aspx.
Once you are registered with Alberta Netcare, you must configure the CHR to submit patient data (see Configuring CII and CPAR in the CHR).
If you register for CII, your basic encounter information becomes available in Alberta Netcare as part of a comprehensive patient electronic health record (EHR). The information displays in Alberta Netcare in one of two ways:
Community Encounter digest (CED) reports, which offer a snapshot of patient care over the past 12 months (see Sending encounter data to Alberta Netcare via CII).
Specialist Consult reports, which outline assessments and recommended treatment plans for a patient, in PDF format.
If your clinic registers for CPAR integration, your providers’ primary patient panel information will be extracted from the CHR and sent to CPAR on a regular basis. You will also receive eNotifications if a paneled patient is hospitalized or has an emergency department visit.
📌 Note: Encounter information and/or consult reports are scheduled to send to Alberta Netcare every 5 minutes. CPAR panels upload to CPAR once per month.
Updated June 27, 2022