CPCSSN stands for Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. CPCSSN is a primary care research initiative—it is the first pan-Canadian multi-disease electronic medical record surveillance system. We collect health information from electronic medical records in the offices of participating primary care providers (e.g. family physicians). Our aim is to improve the quality of care for Canadians suffering from five chronic and mental health conditions (hypertension, osteoarthritis, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—COPD—and depression) and three neurologic conditions (Alzheimer’s and related dementias, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease).
CPCSSN makes it possible to securely collect and report on vital information from Canadians’ health records to improve the way these chronic diseases and neurologic conditions are managed.