Toward Optimized Practice (TOP)

TOP helps Alberta physicians and the teams with whom they work implement evidence-based practices to enhance the care of their patients. TOP works with both PCN and non-PCN physicians as well as community-based specialists to implement specific, measurable and evidence-based changes.

Working with Alberta physicians, TOP helps implement clinical practice improvements using evidence-based best practices and quality initiatives, improving both patient care and clinical management within the Alberta Health Care system.

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TOP initiativesASaP

The Alberta Screening and Prevention (ASaP) Initiative

The Alberta Screening and Prevention Initiative is focused on supporting primary care providers and team members to offer a screening and prevention bundle to all their patients through enhanced opportunistic and planned outreach methods, targeting patients who do not present for screening care.

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Community Information Integration (CII) is a system that transfers select patient information between community Electronic Medical Records 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.

CII/CPAR is an important technical enabler to improved patient care because it will assist clinics in identifying patients where continuity of care may not be 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.
Together CII/CPAR will enable the health system integration and improved continuity of care that are essential and foundational change elements in the implementation of the Patient’s Medical Home.

CII/CPAR is a joint initiative between the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services.

For more information and support tools, please visit the AMA’s Toward Optimized Practice website.


For more information about CPAR please contact Barbra McCaffrey or Chris Diamant.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.