Alberta Health (AH), Alberta Health Services (AHS), the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and other stakeholders continue to deliberate how best to bridge digital health record divides in Alberta.
Connect Care will ease the work by fully integrating health information wherever AHS is responsible for the record of care. However, many primary care and specialist clinics will continue to use independent electronic medical records, or even paper-based processes. A variety of "bridging" services will help to cross the divide between the Connect Care record and non-Connect Care records.
We are gradually updating Connect Care communications to fit our emerging understanding of stakeholder-endorsed bridging strategies. This can help conversations between Medical Informatics Leads and clinician communities. Alerts to new versions and locations will be posted here.
The following 'Byte' 1-pager has been revised: