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PPRNet - Primary (Care) Practices Research Network Annual Meeting, August 27-29, 2015

“Surviving and Thriving at Our 20th Anniversary: PPRNet and Its Member Practices”

"This Live activity, Surviving and Thriving at Our 20th Anniversary: PPRNet and Its Member Practices, with a beginning date of 08/27/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Meeting Agenda (PDF) 

Please join us for the PPRNet-Primary (Care) Practices Research Network 20th Annual Meeting August 27-29, 2015 at the Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in beautiful downtown historic Charleston, SC.  The meeting will focus on how PPRNet is evolving to survive and thrive in today’s reporting and primary care research environment, and how its activities have helped its member practices survive and thrive in today’s healthcare environment. 

We are excited that the American Academy of Family Physicians 2015 Family Physician of the Year, Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD, will present the keynote address.  Dr. Lovelace is a long time PPRNet member from Prosperity, SC.  Many will remember his dynamic presentation at the 2014 PPRNet meeting introducing us to the Medicare Chronic Care Management Benefit and we look forward to an exciting keynote address about Thriving in Practice.

For the first time, the PPRNet meeting will have two parallel tracks.  The first track will be for new and prospective PPRNet members (or new staff members from existing practices).  Through presentations, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on activities, the track will help “newbies” understand PPRNet reporting, quality improvement, research, and networking.  The second track will be for existing members and will focus on sharing of “best practices” for thriving in primary care today.  We mean “thriving” in several contexts: high clinical quality, practice clinician and staff satisfaction, and financial success.  Presentations from PPRNet practices, panel discussions, and extensive opportunity for small group discussions will serve as the formats for this track.

We will also have plenary sessions combining participants from the two parallel tracks. At these sessions, PPRNet faculty will share our research findings and new research opportunities.  We will also present PPRNet reporting updates.  Key for this year is our ability to create PPRNet reports from multiple EHRs: to date we have succeeded with Practice Partner™, Allscripts™, EpicCare Ambulatory®, and MDsuite®, and are currently working on several others including: athenaClinicals®, MEDITECH, Cerner-Powerchart, and eClinicalWorks.  Also new is our application to be a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) which will allow us to complete the collection and submission of PQRS quality measures data on behalf of our member Eligible Professionals.

Apart from these academic activities we will hold the enjoyable:

Mills House Hotel reservations at the PPRNet conference rate can be made at:

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s meetings.  For questions or comments, please contact us at








Past PPRNet Annual Meetings: (agendas and presentations)




2014 Annual Meeting: 

Meeting agenda and presentations


"Listening to the challenges of others, their determination to provide good care no matter the area of the country, or the new regulation has inspired me once again."


2013 Annual Meeting:

Meeting agenda and presentations

Best Practice Awards photos

High Performance Awards photos

Special Recognition Awards photos

"...sharing of information, ideas, research, and results. Inspiration to provide the best quality health care and learning to do so efficiently."

2012 Annual Meeting:

Meeting agenda


"Connection with similar practices that have a shared goal of improving quality care.
"Realization of the power of PPRNet."




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