Using a Learning Health System to Drive Quality Improvement

Christine McRoberts, MLT, CLQM | June 1, 2016 | 33min

Reliance of health care organizations on externally executed and prospective studies to ascertain the effectiveness of health care practices can result in delays in the implementation of quality initiatives. In-house information technology can be used to direct change and measure the effectiveness and impact of applied changes, supporting timely and evidence-based practice. This is the basis for a “Learning Health System.”

Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) has developed a “data warehouse” which provides information, used both internally and shared with our partners, and converts that data into practice changes which improve care and services and support NSO strategic goals.

Management | Quality

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