The BC Primary Health Care Research Network (BC-PHCRN) is one of 11 Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) networks in Canadian jurisdictions designed to support evidence-informed transformation of the delivery of primary and integrated health care.  To join the BC-PHCRN, visit our website at https://spor-bcphcrn.ca/ 

Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN)

CPCSSN is a pan-Canadian electronic medical record (EMR) surveillance system. The BC regional network, BC-CPCSSN, is now embedded within the BC-PHCRN. In March 2015 the founding five-year CPCSSN study ended, but given the successes… [read more] 

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Summit 2016

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research hosted the SPOR Summit on October 25-27, in Ottawa, to bring together SPOR stakeholders, including patients, federal/provincial/territorial ministry representatives, partners, researchers, and clinicians. Several BC-PHCRN leads and staff attended the event, and were inspired… [read more] 

Taking the Pulse of Primary Care Reform Conference

On March 10, 2017, at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, clinicians, policy makers, health authority representatives, researchers, and patients will gather to explore the promise, potential, and (real) progress on primary health care reform in BC and Canada… [read more] 

2016 Quick Strike Grants Funded in BC

In the spring of 2016 two BC-PHCRN-supported Strategy for Patient-Orient Research (SPOR) Pan-Canadian Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Quick Strike operating grants were awarded funding for one year. Six months in, how are these projects going? 

1. A Comparative Analysis of Centralized Waiting Lists for Patients without a Primary Care Provider Implemented in Six Canadian Provinces

4.6 million Canadians do not have a regular primary care provider. To address the need for attachment, six Canadian provinces have implemented centralized waiting lists. This study compares the different waiting list models implemented in the six provinces to… [read more] 

2. Validation of Administrative and Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Derived Frailty Algorithms

Frailty is predictive of adverse health events and increased health spending. This study aims to identify administrative- and electronic medical record (EMR) data-derived algorithms to identify frailty in seniors, validate these algorithms by engaging primary care clinicians and patients, and… [read more]