Learning Health Systems Working Group

Message from the co-chairs

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“A Learning Health System is a dynamic healthcare ecosystem in which scientific, social, technological, political and ethical dimensions are aligned, and enable cycles of continuous learning and action to be routinized and embedded across the system, enhancing value in healthcare, through impacts on patients’ care experience, population health and healthcare costs. The timing appears to be right, and the need is great, for the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance to extend its community of interest to patients, providers and health systems, through the creation of a Learning Health Systems Working Group. The value-add of the working group is to create the ways and means to achieve pan-Canadian goals. These would include creating opportunities for knowledge-exchange, achieving common purpose on priorities, working together to achieve these priorities, building on successes achieved in Provinces and Territories and, in general, creating a community of interest in learning health systems that is measurably more successful than the sum of its parts.”


~ Dr. Tom Noseworthy MD, MSc, MPH, President & CEO, BC Academic Health Science Network, and Dr. Denis A. Roy, MD, MPH, MSc, FRCPC, Vice-President, Science and Clinical Governance, Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)