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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, 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)

Benefits of CII/CPAR

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. Read the latest news about the initiative.

For Patients

Better Quality of Care

For Physicians

Relational Continuity

Intormational Continuity

Management Continuity

Time Savings

For the Health Care System

More Efficient Care

Better Decisions

Future Vision

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