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IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19 Test Results Available in  Alberta Netcare

COVID-19 Test Results display in the Microbiology folder in Alberta Netcare Portal.  Click here for more information on searching for results in Netcare.

Alberta Netcare Portal Release - June 22, 2020

The following Connect Care letter templates will be used by Neurosurgery and Urology specialties to send Procedure letters to the Operative/Procedure/Investig'n folder in Netcare:

  • The “AHS TO REFPROV + NETCARE PROCEDURE; PRESCRIBER PROCEDURE NOTES” template 
  • The “AHS TO REFPROV + NETCARE PROCEDURE, BLANK” template

*Additional templates will be added in the near future.

Alberta Netcare Portal Release Announcement - June 18, 2020

  • Connect Care has added new functionality to send specific letter templates to Netcare.   
  • Lab Results moved from Chemistry to Toxicology Folder
  • Lab Results moved from Hematology to Pathology Folder

eReferral Release Updates

  • Enhancements
  • New Reasons for Referral added to Internal Med – Adult Gastroenterology
  • Internal Med - Geriatric Medicine - Calgary Zone added to Advice Request

The Release Notes document provides a detailed outline of those changes above for June 18, 2020.

Alberta Netcare Portal Release Announcement - April 30, 2020

  • History and Physical Notes from Connect Care reintroduced to Netcare
  • Relocation of Echo Results and ECG Folder Name Change
  • Updated ED Treatment Plans

The Release Notes document provides a detailed outline of those changes above for April 30, 2020.

Alberta Netcare Portal Release Announcement - January 20, 2020

1. To better limit the summative documentation reports which are sent from Connect Care to Netcare, the following 6 Note Types are the only In Patient reports Netcare receives from Connect Care:

  •  Consults
  •  Discharge Summary
  •  Deceased Note
  •  ED Provider Note
  •  Op Note (operative note)
  •  Labour and Delivery Note

In the near future, these 6 Note Types will be limited to the following clinicians: Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Midwife.

2. Connect Care encounters which are not clinically relevant to Netcare’s Event History or contain inappropriate information will be removed in multiple phases. Beginning with events that do not provide valuable clinical data to our users.

The Release Notes document provides a detailed outline of those changes above for Jan 20, 2020.

 

Alberta Netcare Portal Release Announcement - November 3, 2019

This Alberta Netcare Release supports Connect Care implementation on November 3, 2019. 

  • The Release Notes document provides a detailed outline of the changes, including the known issues related to Connect Care Wave 1 Go-Live and its related links to appropriate documents.

Alberta Netcare Portal Release Announcement - Oct 17 & 24, 2019

There were two releases (Oct 17 & Oct 24) that occurred to Alberta Netcare.

The changes are a result of the new the Clinical Information System (CIS) that AHS will be using, called Connect Care.  

Some changes that you will see in Netcare are:

  • Flowsheets and cumulative  are moving to consolidated provincial views
  • Flowsheets and cumulative will have a search function
  • Gender X will be introduced 
  • eReferral document linking functionality has been consolidated
  • Some test results will use a different format or test result codes 
  • Additional clinical documents and note types will be available
  • Folders will be kept as close as possible to their current state in an effort to keep documents and results organized in the format clinicians are accustomed to use. 

The Release Notes document provides a detailed outline of the Oct 17 & 24, 2019 ANP combined release note.

For a quick overview:

For more detailed information: 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the eHealth Netcare Support Services at 1-855-643-8649 or ehealthsupport@cgi.com

 

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