consideration is warranted on the current priorities and strategies to accelerate progress.

  1. Communication. Central to progress are the communication strategies necessary to inform and engage the public and patient communities as understanding advocates, partners, and change agents.


  1. Identify the state of play with respect to the foundation stones of the Learning Healthcare System, and the most important priorities and policy levers necessary to accelerate progress.
  2. Explore and clarify the integral links among the three key aims of care delivered: science-driven, patient-centered, and value-enhancing.
  3. Discuss communication and public engagement strategies important to improving awareness and action necessary for transformation to a Learning Health System.



Keynote: the learning health system—now and to come

Overview of the nature and promise of the learning healthcare system for advancing a culture of patient-centeredness, science, and value. Discuss approaches to the key challenges and identify health reform priorities to make a learning healthcare system possible.

Harvey Fineberg, Institute of Medicine


Session 1: Clinical research, patient care, and learning that is real-time and continuous

What is needed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and volume of clinical research; and, how might capacity be structured to support a system of real-time and continuous learning that anticipates research needs and produces and applies evidence that is timely, relevant, and applicable to real-world care?

Chair: Joel Kupersmith, Veterans Health Administration

Comparative effectiveness research—accounting for patient, clinician, and policy needs

Patrick Conway, Offfice of the Secretary, Department of HHS

Health systems as research platforms—enhancing science, value and innovation

Sherine Gabriel, Mayo Clinic

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