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    Learning Health Systems Advancement

    Learning Health Systems apply the data and evidence they are generating to implement improvements to patient care, population health, research training, and overall health system operations. Enhancing the infrastructure of Learning Health Systems supports continuous improvement in health care delivery.   

    The AAMC identifies leading examples of systems that engage the clinical, educational, and research enterprises and advises our members on approaches to advance the quality and delivery of care.

    Outreach and Engagement

    Building Learning Health Systems at the Point of Care 

    For this grant, the AAMC will gather information on how health systems have implemented research findings to advance care and other characteristics that may facilitate or impede knowledge generated from research and patient care. 

    EHR Optimization to Advance Learning Health Systems 
    The goal of this summit was to identify opportunities for improving electronic health record (EHR) function to support the advancement of learning health systems. The initiative brought together academic health system leaders—among them chief medical officers, chief information officers, chief quality officers, and leading researchers—with representatives from government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations. 

    Learning Health System Research Awards
    The AAMC recognized member institutions that implemented innovative, system-wide processes that improved the opportunity for research and enhanced health system and research collaboration. These processes helped to develop new knowledge, drive collaboration, and engage learners.


    Testing and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices—Strategies for Learning Health Systems

    The implementation of evidence-based practices is essential to achieving a successful learning health system, but what happens when barriers limit the uptake of evidence? Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH, Director of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) discusses the importance of testing quality improvement strategies as well as approaches to consider when faced with challenges to implementing evidence-based practices. 
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