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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.

About POPLAR

For more information about POPLAR, what we do, and the benefits of joining, watch this short video

Our Practice-based Learning Networks

OUR
PRACTICE-BASED
RESEARCH NETWORKS

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POPLAR is made up of six regional Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) and the Alliance for Healthier Communities (AOHC).

SUDBURY, THUNDER BAY & NORTHERN ONTARIO

Northern Ontario School of Medicine Research Toward Health Hub (NORTHH)

Lakehead University,

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

northh@nosm.ca

Learn more about NORTHH on their website

OTTAWA

Ottawa Practice Enhancement Network (OPEN)

University of Ottawa,

Bruyère Research Institute,

Department of Family Medicine

open@uottawa.ca

www.raspo-open.com

HAMILTON

McMaster University Sentinel and Information Collaboration (MUSIC)

McMaster University,

Department of Family Medicine

MUSIC@FamMedMcMaster.ca

Learn more about MUSIC on their website

KINGSTON

Eastern Ontario Network (EON)

Queen's University,

Department of Family Medicine

eon@queensu.ca

www.queensu.ca/eon

TORONTO

University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN)

LONDON

Deliver Primary Healthcare Information (DELPHI)

The University of Western Ontario,

Department of Family Medicine

aterry4@uwo.ca

Learn more about DELPHI on their website

ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES

Equity, Performance, Improvement and Change (EPIC)