Achieving a National Learning Health System

It is now widely recognized that the nation requires a Learning Health System (LHS) to provide higher quality, safer, and more affordable health care.  An LHS is one that can routinely and securely aggregate data from disparate sources, convert the data to knowledge, and disseminate that knowledge, in actionable forms, to everyone who can benefit from it.  This presentation will describe the LHS, why it is vital to our future, the specific problems that must be addressed, and a pathway through which the nation might achieve an LHS.

Keywords: 
affordable care, data analysis, Health IT