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Examples of WPRN Projects

WPRN Initiated Projects

Data QUEST: An infrastructure for securely sharing electronic health record data for research. WPRN and ITHS biomedical informatics group 2007-present
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. http://www.dartnet.info


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