Realizing the Goals of Continuous Learning

Realizing the Goals of Continuous Learning: Insights on Ethics & Implementation from Institutional Leaders in Learning Health Care


kasssq-100x100Nancy Kass, ScD, Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Deputy Director of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
morainStephanie Morain, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

About the Project:

The goal of this project was to explore how institutional leaders in learning health care have transformed their health care systems or institutions to become Learning Health Care Systems, and to document the nature and extent of ethical and regulatory challenges they have faced in this transformation.  To inform these issues, we conducted interviews with institutional leaders from 25 health systems at the forefront of transitioning towards a model of continuous learning.  This project was conducted in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium for Value and Science-Driven Health Care.


egemsStephanie Morain and Nancy Kass. Ethics Issues Arising in the Transition to Learning Health Care Systems: Results from Interviews with Leaders from 25 Health Systems. eGEMs 4:2, 2016.
Morain SR, Kass NE, Grossmann C. What Allows a Health Care System to become a Learning Health Care System: Results from Interviews with Health System Leaders. Learning Health Care (forthcoming).
Abraham E, Blanco C, Lee CC, Christian JB, Kass N, Larson EB, Mazumdar M, Morain S, Newton KM, Ommaya A, Patrick-Lake B, Platt R, Steiner J, Zirkle M, Lopez MH. Generating Knowledge from Best Care: Advancing the Continuously Learning Health System. National Academy of Medicine Discussion Paper. September 6, 2016.

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