What’s a Learning Health System?
Learning Health Systems are systems in which “science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement and innovation, with best practices seamlessly embedded in the delivery process and new knowledge captured as an integral by‐product of the delivery experience” (Institute of Medicine, 2015).
Learning Health Systems require vision, leadership and infrastructure to flourish. BC AHSN is working to develop key system components, including access to robust, comprehensive data and analytics; standardized approaches to timely measurement; supports for system and practice change; and stakeholder involvement.
How we’re enabling a Learning Health System
Working with our partners and stakeholders to support the diffusion of excellence in care, research, and education in the BC health system, BC AHSN is enabling Learning Health Systems through strong relationships and shared strategies and actions. See below for examples of how we’re enabling our provincial Learning Health System:
Strategies and Relevant Documents:
- Learning Health Systems in British Columbia: Focus & Finish – An Action Plan
- Strategic Plan: Looking Forward (PDF)
- Evidence Brief #119: Interventions to support physicians in rural and remote practice who have been exposed to work-related emotional trauma while caring for patients (PDF)
- Evidence Brief #219: Network Science and Clinical Networks in BC – A Perspective (PDF)
- Evidence Brief #319: Summary of Symposium: Caring for Older Adults, Health and Person-Centred Care (PDF)
- Evidence Brief #419: Access to Health Technologies with Evidence Development (Coming Soon)