This Action Plan, titled Learning Health Systems in British Columbia: Focus & Finish – An Action Plan, seeks to clarify the nature and purpose of the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN). At the same time, the Plan advances the intent and the goals of the Network. More can, and will, be done to better understand assets and gaps, with BC AHSN working to support the former and filling the latter. This document is not able to recognize substantial work already underway by many individuals and organizations. We seek to work collectively with such individuals and organizations.
This is not a Strategic Plan. As the name suggests, this is a Plan with the intent of causing action. It is meant to create a path that leads to measured improvements in population-level health outcomes. This Plan is meant to be a dynamic document which can and should change with time, and with progressive input on the path towards implementation. Most importantly, this Plan is a call to action. The components are in place. British Columbia could choose to be the highest-performing learning health system in the country. BC AHSN can help to achieve that.