In 2022, the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network (PIHCIN) adopted a new name, the Canadian Primary Care Research Network (CPCRN).
The Primary Care Ontario Practice-based Learning and Research Network (POPLAR) represents Ontario in the Canadian Primary Care Research Network (CPCRN). POPLAR securely collects and de-identifies electronic medical record (EMR) data to provide information on the vital work primary care does, and to support practices in delivering optimal care across Ontario. POPLAR supports seven Ontario Practice-based Learning Networks.
BeACCoN stands for “Better Access and Care for Complex Needs” and was Ontario’s response to the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) for Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations.
The BeACCoN network was premised on partnerships between research, policy and practice, with the intent to create a dynamic and responsive learning network that would encourage the development, evaluation and scale up of new approaches to the delivery of integrated and cost-effective primary care services vertically through the health care system and horizontally across multiple sectors.