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Special Issue on Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks: Insights on Innovative Strategies for Harnessing Health Information Technology to Help Individuals, Teams

Roper, Rebecca MS, MPH

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management: April/June 2014 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 96–99
doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000030
Original Articles

This issue of the Journal highlights the problem-solving perspectives of primary care practices, including practice-based research networks. Informed, dedicated primary care teams are seeking incremental insight on how to use health information technology to support holistic enhancements in primary care, including how health information technology can support individual patients and how it can support care teams. Practice-based research networks comprise groups of primary care clinicians, their diversified practice teams, and skilled researchers, all of whom work together to answer community-based health care questions, seek practical solutions, and translate research findings into practice.

Practice-Based Research Network Initiative, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland.

Correspondence: Rebecca Roper, MS, MPH, Practice-Based Research Network Initiative, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Room 6000, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850 (rebecca.roper@ahrq.hhs.gov).

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

The opinions expressed in this article are the author's and do not necessarily represent the positions of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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