Primary care is an under-studied area of health and medicine, yet has the strongest evidence for links with improved population health outcomes. Clinician-led research that takes advantage of routinely collected patient data has the potential to rapidly and efficiently provide important insights into best delivery of healthcare. The McMaster University Sentinel and Information Collaboration (MUSIC) is a practice-based research network composed of clinicians from Hamilton and surrounding areas and is supported with staff from the Department of Family Medicine
MUSIC facilitates high quality research on topics that are important to primary care and the patients it serves. MUSIC regularly extracts de-identified data from electronic medical records to create a research-ready data repository for observational research. The MUSIC network also supports studies and interventions that require new data collection.
We are committed to scientifically sound and impartial projects. For more information, please refer to the MUSIC Conflict of Interest Statement. To engage with MUSIC, please refer to the Request to MUSIC for Research Support, Participation or Data Form or contact MUSIC@FamMedMcMaster.ca for more information.
To learn about the MUSIC’s oversight, please see details related to the MUSIC Governance Committee.
MUSIC is a member of the national collective called the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) as well as the Primary Care Ontario Practice Based Learning And Research Network (POPLAR).