PPRNet is a primary care practice-based learning and research organization designed to improve health care in its member practices while conducting research important for the entire primary health care system. Established in 1995, PPRNet links practices across North America in its work which has led to revitalization of primary care practices, sustained federal research funding, numerous publications, and national recognition. All PPRNet practices use Electronic Health Records (EHR) and many long-time members were pioneers in EHR use. PPRNet has 3 primary aims: 1) To turn EHR data into actionable information for clinicians and practice staff. 2) To empirically test theoretically sound primary care quality improvement interventions. 3) To disseminate interventions that improve primary health care.
Our network strives to achieve these aims by providing members with performance reports on nearly 100 clinical measures, by conducting federally funded research projects involving our member practices, and by hosting annual network meetings that allow members to discuss and share "best practice" approaches.