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Examples of WPRN Projects

WPRN Initiated Projects

Data QUEST: An infrastructure for securely sharing electronic health record data for research. ITHS Community Outreach and Tools and Technology groups


Card study: Patient Preferences for Weight Loss Programs
PIs: Allison Cole (UW), Laura-Mae Baldwin (UW)


Improving Safe Medication Prescribing in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 
PI: Janelle Guirguis-Blake (Tacoma Family Medicine)    
Funding: ITHS Community Award


Cervical Cancer Screening: Are Women Over, Under or Appropriately Screened 
PIs: Laura-Mae Baldwin (UW), Janelle Guirguis-Blake (TFM), Elizabeth Jackson (Batelle)


Using Electronic Communications to Improve Hypertension in the Community (e-CHIP)
PIs: Laura-Mae Baldwin (UW), Bev Green (GHRI)
Funding: Group Health Research Institute Director’s Fund; ITHS Small Pilot Program


WPRN Collaborative Projects

Use of mobile technology for disease self-management among primary care patients
PI: Amy Bauer (UW). Funding: ITHS KL2 fellowship research funds


How well are contraceptive guidelines followed?
PI: Emily godfrey(UW). Funding: ITHS Community Pilot Grant


DARTNet Institute and PBRN Center for Excellence (AHRQ)
A collaboration of practice-based research networks working to build a national collection of electronic health record (EHR) data, claims data, and patient reported outcomes data.

Selected Bibliography

Cole A, Keppel GA, Stephens K, Lin CP, Baldwin LM. Implementation of Health Data-Sharing Infrastructure across Diverse Primary Care Organizations. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):164-70.

Guirguis-Blake J, Keppel GA, Force RW, Cauffield J, Monger RM, Baldwin L-M. Variation In Protocols and Procedures In a Family Medicine Residency Network. Family Medicine. 2012 Sep;44(8):564-8

Baldwin L-M, Keppel GA, Davis A, Guirguis-Blake J, Force R, Berg AO. Developing a Practice-Based Research Network by Integrating Quality Improvement: Challenges and Ingredients for Success. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012 Aug;5(4):351-

Stephens KA, Lin C, Baldwin L-M, Echo-Hawk A, Keppel GA, Buchwald D, Whitener R, Korngiebel D, Berg AO, Black RA, & Tarczy-Hornoch P. LC Data QUEST: A technical architecture for federated data sharing across community primary care practices. AMIA Summits Translational Science Proceedings 2012;2012:57-6

Force RW, Keppel GA, Guirguis-Blake J, Gould DA, Vincent C, Chunchu K, Monger RM, Holmes JT, Cauffield J, Baldwin L-M. Contraceptive Methods and Informed Consent Among Women Receiving Medications with Potential for Adverse Fetal Effects. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2012 Sep;25(5):661-668

Calmbach WL, Ryan JG, Baldwin LM, Knox L. Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs): Meeting the Challenges of the Future. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2012 Sep;25(5):572-6. PMID: 22956692

Lin CP et al. Facilitating health data sharing across diverse practices and communities. AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2010;2010:16-20. PMCID: 3041543.M