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.
Panel and Continuity
Continuity of care is about improving Albertans’ health though stronger ongoing relationships with their family physician or nurse practitioner and team, increased information sharing, and enhanced care coordination. The first step to improving continuity is identifying and maintaining a panel of unduplicated 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, will enable 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)
CII/CPAR is an important technical enabler to improved patient care because it will assist 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.
Better Quality of Care
More Efficient Care
When patients have a longitudinal relationship with a single family physician, results are better access, better quality of care and a 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.