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CII/CPAR is the chosen vehicle to integrate community EMRs with two-way data flow. Community Information Integration (CII) is a system that transfers select patient information between community Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and other members of the patient’s care team through Alberta Netcare. The Central Patient Attachment Registry (CPAR) is a provincial system that captures the confirmed relationship of a primary provider and their paneled patients. 


  • Enables sharing of important healthcare information between the patient’s family physician and other providers in the patient’s circle of care

  • Facilitates sharing of consultation reports back to the patient’s family physician and other providers

  • Identifies relationships between patients and their primary provider

  • Allows for family physicians to identify and coordinate when patients are on multiple panels and, therefore, enables validated patient-family physicians information to be available on Alberta Netcare Portal

  • Supports notification of primary providers when their patient has a hospitalization or ER visit (coming in 2019)

Benefits of CII/CPAR

CII/CPAR is an important technical enabler to improved patient care because it assists clinics in identifying patients where continuity of care may be sub-optimized. Knowing that a patient is paneled to another provider provides an opportunity to confirm roles and responsibilities in care provision. For PCNs and clinics already investing in panel management, CII/CPAR is the next logical step to promote a coordinated care management approach to service delivery and achieve better patient, provider and system outcomes. Read the latest news about the initiative.

For Patients

Better Quality of Care

  • Meets patient expectations to have their information readily available to all providers in their circle of care
  • More coordinated and consistent care
  • Smoother transitions of care
  • Less story telling
  • Less duplication of care
  • Better outcomes
  • Less time in hospitals
  • Increased patient safety
  • Increased satisfaction

For Physicians

Relational Continuity

  • Clearer picture of the primary provider's panel
  • Avoid duplication and unnecessary work
  • Ability to deliver better care
  • Higher clinic team satisfaction

Intormational Continuity

  • Health care information available where and when it's needed
  • Information flows automatically
  • Avoidance of care gaps and duplication

Management Continuity

  • Enables smoother transitions of care
  • Facilitates planning and delivery of more intensive interventions such as proactive panel-based care in the form of disease management and care planning

Time Savings

  • Patient health care record more complete

For the Health Care System

More Efficient Care

  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Less utilization

Better Decisions

  • Secondary use supports health system planning
  • More informed program planning

Future Vision

When patients have a longitudinal relationship with a single family physician, this results in better access, better quality of care, and reduced overall health care system utilization and costs.

When providers have knowledge of patients comprehensive medical information it results in better handoffs, better communication, and less duplication of care.


For more information about CII/CPAR please contact Chris Diamant. For primary care clinics that are interested in participating in CII/CPAR, please contact your Primary Care Network.