Contribute your EMR data

How you can contribute your EMR data

We would like to invite family doctors and nurse practitioners to join over 150 primary care providers that contribute electronic medical record (EMR) data to the Eastern Ontario Network (EON) database. We collect EMR data on care as it is managed in our practices.

Why is information on care in our practices important?

Most of the care for most patients is managed in Family Practices. The information in our EMRs reflects Family Medicine in ways that other data sources simply cannot capture. It provides evidence and insights into the central role Family Doctors and the members of our teams play in our healthcare system.

Who can join?

Family doctors and nurse practitioners using an EMR (Practice Solutions, OSCAR or Accuro) who are willing to contribute their data can participate.

What do I have to do?

Joining is simple:

  1. Email with your name and practice location or click the Register with EON button below. We will send you some documents to review and sign.
  2. Review the EON letter of information, and then sign the consent form.
  3. Complete the survey.
  4. Please return both the consent form and survey to
  5. Put posters where they are visible to patients.

Once this is done, our Data Manager will arrange to collect information from the EMR into a highly secure server for analysis. The data are de-identified (no names, no emails, no phone numbers etc.) and will only be used for approved purposes and projects.

Register with EON

Do I get anything back?

We send you reports on your own care, compared to other physicians. You can get Mainpro+ credits for reviewing the reports. You make a major contribution to family medicine for today and for tomorrow.

What about privacy?

We have very strong privacy protection: our processes have undergone several security assessments and the data are de-identified. The EON database has been reviewed and approved by the Queen’s University Research Ethics Board. The data are de-identified prior to use for research (no names, no emails, no phone numbers, etc.) and will only be used for approved purposes and projects.

Do you have questions? Please reach out to us at We sincerely thank you for considering joining EON!