The British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) was initiated by the BC Ministry of Health (MoH) as a strategic opportunity and a path to enable and embed research, teaching, and ongoing professional support across the continuum of health services in BC. Connecting and integrating these sectors as part of a Learning Health System promises to improve our Province’s ability to implement system-wide innovations, and to improve health outcomes and value (health system improvement). Our fundamental assumption is:
By connecting and enabling collaborators and partners, and providing infrastructure that is not otherwise available, the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network has the potential of achieving more than any one organization can do on its own and can drive innovation and ‘at-scale’ improvement at the provincial level. Accordingly, BC AHSN sees its role as being a champion and facilitator of innovation, and an engine enabling such innovation, in a high-performing Learning Health System.
Our focus is Transformative System Change targeted at three provincial health priorities:
- Primary and Community Care
- Rural and Remote Services
- Emergency and Surgical Services
In our provincial Learning Health System, our intent is collective impact at the population level and achieving the Quadruple Aim:
- Increase population health
- Improve patient experience and outcomes
- Achieve value for money
- Enhance the work life of health care providers
For more information, please read our strategic plan, called Looking Forward.
Data & Analytics
BC AHSN also supports the development of, access to, and use of health data in BC through partnered initiatives. Learn more.
Want to know about all of the units of BC AHSN? Please visit Our Network page.