In preparation to participate in CII/CPAR, LA Medical’s Dr. Justin Balko had more than one water-cooler-type conversation with his colleagues to answer questions and ensure they were comfortable with where the data was going. In addition, the physicians had an EMR mapping session with their vendor to understand which fields transfer to a patient’s Netcare record. Go-live day was a non-event, and days passed by before Dr. Balko had to ask if it had been turned on! While it had no impact on physician workflow, Christine and the panel manager dealt with their first panel conflict with a participating clinic from Camrose.
Stacey Strilchuk, Executive Director, Camrose PCN, says they came on board because CII/CPAR was in line with the PCN’s business plan. The PCN was excited about the connection of information flow between hospitals and clinics and was interested in seeing reports when a patient presented in emergency. The clinic relationships that PCN Improvement Facilitator Eryn Petiot developed have been key to their success and most clinics in the Camrose PCN, including PCN-operated clinics, are moving forward with CII/CPAR.
The group shared some advice to others considering undertaking CII/CPAR. Christine explained that their journey began several years ago with panel and proactive screening care. Dr. Balko indicated that it is important to identify a physician champion in the clinic and, if you do not have a clinic manager, to leverage your PCN improvement facilitator. Stacey noted the importance of celebrating accomplishments.
As CII/CPAR is nearing the end of the limited production rollout, primary care clinics can notify their PCN of their interest in participating in the general rollout. These are the key participation criteria:
- panel readiness
- being live on Alberta Netcare
- having a clinic PIA that reflects the current environment
Microquest and TELUS EMRs have conformed for rollout. QHR is expected to conform this summer.
Learn more about CII/CPAR.