The Research on Care Community (ROCC) offers the Learning Health System Champion Award to AAMC member institutions that have implemented innovative, system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research and enhance health system & research collaboration. System-wide processes should advance the development of new knowledge, drive collaboration, engage learners, and enhance improvement within the health system. Champion awardees will participate in site to site learning and coaching opportunities with the Pioneer award winners. Champion Award winners will receive $5,000 each and travel support to participate in site to site learning opportunities.
The award will be given to AAMC member institutions who identify an interest in developing innovative, system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research and enhance health system & research collaboration but have not yet fully implemented or significantly scaled up improvements. Applicants from institutions that have critical infrastructure and are developing processes that enhance research and health system collaboration are encouraged to apply. Pioneer award winners will receive $15,000 and additional travel support to participate in site to site learning opportunities. In addition, both Champion and Pioneer Award winners receive travel support to present their finding at the AAMC's annual Integrating Quality meeting. Award trophies and notifications are sent to the principal applicant and CEO or Dean for each award-winning institution.
Applications focused on system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research in the following areas are encouraged:
- Care Models which incorporate real-time data exchange between patients and care teams (e.g., iPhone/android apps, telemonitoring, asthma, diabetes, or other condition tracking);
- Mobile device apps with health data monitoring and data sharing capabilities; or
- Electronic Health Record data systems which:
- Allow for visualization and analysis of EHR data;
- Facilitate research data capture in the clinical workflow;
- Collect patient-reported measures for treatment planning, population management, and research; or
- Link EHR data with genomic data for research.
The application period for this award has closed.
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2015 - 2016 LHS Awardee Webinars and Presentations
Session 1: Creating a Learning and Improving Health System
Presentation Slides (PDF)
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Session 2: Implementation of Value Driven Outcomes & Project ROCKET: Relationship of Clinical Knowledge Events Tool
Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH, Utah HealthCare | Presentation Slides (PDF)
Ron Price, Loyola University Chicago | Presentation Slides (PDF)
Session 3: Implementing and Evaluating Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) & Aligning Cost and Quality
Howard Weeks, MD, University of Utah | Presentation Slides (PDF)
Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, OSU Wexner Medical Center | Presentation Slides
Session 4: Creation of a Comprehensive Center for Informatics and Analysis & Clinical Research+
John Showalter, MD, MSIS, Mississippi Medical Center | Presentation Slides (PDF)
Jason Hughes, MBA, MS, Penn Medicine | Presentation Slides (PDF)