The Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-Based Research Network (MCHS PBRN) highly values collaborative work with health care providers, researchers and members of communities. We are especially interested in developing relationships with other practice-based research networks that have shared interests.
We already work closely with these practice-based research networks:
NorthShore Practice-Based Improvement Research Network is a Chicago-area network linking practicing clinicians with research, quality improvement, support and resources to produce solutions and enhance their practices. Its ultimate goal is to produce outcomes that are relevant and easily assimilated into everyday practice. The group's mission is to "preserve and improve human life" by engaging clinicians, staff and patients in the pursuit, development and dissemination of knowledge needed to provide health care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.
Northern States Ambulatory Research Network (NORTHSTAR)
According to the NORTHSTAR website, it is "a practice-based research network composed of primary care providers in North Dakota and adjacent areas. The network represents a diverse group of practitioners from family physicians and general internists to physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The activities of NORTHSTAR focus on quality improvement in rural practice, conducting best practices research, and identifying and testing new methods of health care delivery in rural settings. The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of care in the rural primary care setting for both patients and practitioners."
Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN)
WREN is a statewide practice-based research network with infrastructure support from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Members conduct translational research projects in "real-world" family practices across Wisconsin. WREN's mission is to improve health outcomes for Wisconsinites through education and by promoting and conducting primary care research in partnership with primary care clinicians and the communities they serve.