CLINICIAN ENGAGEMENT

One of the ADVANCE goals is to support a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). ADVANCE currently meets this goal via the OCHIN PBRN.

WHAT IS A PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH NETWORK?

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a PBRN as a “a group of ambulatory practices devoted principally to the primary care of patients.” Typically, PBRNs draw on the experience and insight of practicing clinicians to identify and frame research questions whose answers can improve the practice of primary care. By linking these questions with rigorous research methods, the PBRN can produce research findings that are immediately relevant to the clinician and, in theory, more easily assimilated into everyday practice.”

For more information on how you can collaborate with the OCHIN PBRN, please email the OCHIN PPBRN Coordinator, Nikki Stover, at PBRN@ochin.org.