What is POPLAR?
POPLAR, the Primary care Ontario Practice-based Learning and Research Network, is an initiative of Ontario’s six University Departments/Sections of Family Medicine and the Alliance for Healthier Communities (Ontario’s Community Health Centres, Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics and Aboriginal Health Access Centres).
POPLAR securely collects and de-identifies electronic medical record (EMR) data to support practices in delivering optimal care across Ontario, and strengthen practice-based clinical research and quality improvement processes.
POPLAR works with clinicians, researchers, and policy makers, providing information on the vital work primary care does, while supporting practices in delivering optimal care across Ontario.
Currently, over 1,000 family physicians are contributing EMR data for over 1.8 million patients to the POPLAR database.
For more information about POPLAR, what we do, and the benefits of joining, watch this short video
Our Practice-based Learning Networks
POPLAR is made up of six regional Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) and the Alliance for Healthier Communities (AOHC).