Primary Care Ontario Practice-based Learning and Research Network (POPLAR)
Beginning in 2020, POPLAR has been the coming together of approved Practice Based Research and Learning Networks who securely collect and de-identify electronic medical record (EMR) data to build a centralized provincial database that will provide information on the vital work primary care does, and to support practices in delivering optimal care across Ontario.
Why join POPLAR?
Joining the network
Quality improvement benefits
After registering with one of our regional networks, data automatically flows to POPLAR's network
Your practice data will ensure that your patient population are represented in evidence and research used for guidelines on best practice for all family doctors
Reviewing and reflecting on your practice reports, and participating in research, can count towards these credits required for CFPC maintenance of certification
Benefit from being part of a network that can rapidly respond to the unforeseen, and have your contribution recognized and valued by colleagues
Receive reports about quality indicators important to you, helping you to complete the data-driven part of the CPSO QI Program more efficiently