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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The Central Patient Attachment Registry (CPAR) is a centralized database that captures the attachment of primary care physician or Nurse Practitioner and their paneled patients. Panel and continuity are essential and foundational change elements in the implementation of the Patient’s Medical Home. CPAR will enable better continuity of care for Albertans by facilitating improved relational continuity, information continuity and data for health care planning purposes. CPAR will go live the spring of 2018. At this time, it will be used by physicians that panel patients for longitudinal comprehensive primary care.

CPAR is a joint initiative between the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health (AH), and Alberta Health Services (AHS). Within the AMA it is led by the Section of General Practice.

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.