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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
is easy
Patient population
Earn MainPro
Innovative 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

Who do we support?



Ontario Practice-based Learning Networks


Primary care providers contributing EMR data

1.5 million

Patients' EMR data collected
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