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Access to primary care data is critical to health research because so much of the U.S.’ ambulatory medical care is provided in primary care settings. About three quarters of individuals in the U.S. report having a usual primary care provider, and over half of all physician visits are made to primary care physicians. Impacting the health of the population requires interventions in primary care settings.  

The Data QUEST system provides access to research datasets from a network of community-based, primary care clinics in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region. Our partners within these clinics are interested in participating in research and helping catalyze health discovery. Rich data from electronic health record systems are vital to creating a dynamic learning healthcare environment that can propel discoveries forward.

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