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ACATS in Alberta Health Services
Alberta Coding Access Targets for Surgery (ACATS)


Provincial Spread Sheet Plan

At project completion on April 1, 2017, ACATS has rolled out to approximately 40 surgical sites and most Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities (NHSF) in Alberta. Implementation will continue at new sites if a hospital becomes in-scope.

Facilities are designated out-of-scope for two reasons:

  • They do not have an Operating Room Information System (ORIS) that supports ACATS data entry and reporting.
  • All surgery completed at the site is out of scope of ACATS coding (e.g. emergency, possible C-Sections or scopes).

ACATS is designed and being built into Connect Care (EPIC). When Connect Care is implemented at sites not currently on ACATS, ACATS will become available in the main operating room and subsidiary suites (Labour & Delivery, Cardiac Catheter, and Endoscopy).

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