What we do

What is the Eastern Ontario Network?

The Eastern Ontario Network (EON), the Queen’s University Department of Family Medicine’s practice-based research network (PBRN), is a network of over 150 primary care providers in practice at 14 clinics in Eastern Ontario. The network is a multidisciplinary collaboration between primary care providers and researchers to answer important healthcare questions and translate findings into practice.

EON is an independent PBRN with a goal to leverage electronic medical record (EMR) data to transform primary care through cutting-edge research that impacts patient care and management.

What does EON do?

EON securely collects de-identified health information from electronic medical records of participating primary care clinicians, who are referred to as ‘sentinels.’

EON currently collects data on over 150,000 patients in the Eastern Ontario region. The de-identified data is stored in a secure database and is used for research and quality improvement, which is integral to improving the efficiency of Ontario’s health-care system and increasing the quality of care to its residents.

A subset of the data that EON collects is sent to the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN). This ensures that healthcare data from Eastern Ontario is represented in the national primary care database.