Practice-Based Research Networks

The OCTRI Community & Practice Research program supports and facilitates the work of local Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs).  PBRNs provide ideal circumstances for testing quality innovations and improvements in clinical care in diverse and underserved areas.

  • OCHIN and its closely related PBRN Safety Net West provide a unique, consolidated electronic database of medical information from Federally Qualified Health Centers. All clinics in the OCHIN network share the same EPIC electronic record system, providing invaluable access to data on uninsured and underinsured populations.
  • In addition to these PBRNs, OHSU is home to an Evidence-Based Practice Center which is producing high quality evidence-based systematic reviews, and the Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communication Sciences which produces easily digested physician and patient summaries. These products offer opportunities for dissemination of evidence-based practices in the Practice-based Research Networks.