Primary (Care) Practices Research Network

Registered: 
August 09, 2013
Acronym: 
PPRNet
City: 
Charleston
State: 
South Carolina
Zip: 
29425
Main Phone: 
843-876-1212
Network Director: 
Steve Ornstein
Network Member: 
Ruth Wyse
Network Member Role: 
Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
National
Clinics Location: 
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
The Territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, or Virgin Islands
Founded: 
1995
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Family Medicine Network (at least 75% are Family Medicine Clinicians)
Mission Statement: 

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.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Cancer
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Depression and other mental health disorders
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Immunizations
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Other health or disease related interests
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Cancer: Colorectal, lung; Depression and other mental health disorders: Depression screening; Other health or disease related interests: Medication safety, preventative services.
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
1 076
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
159
Approximate Number of Patients: 
1400000