Toward a "Learning Health System:" Following the Data into New Future for Healthcare: 02.20, 8:45-9:45am

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Opening Keynote: As "meaningful use" continues to drive the increased utilization of EHRs, many observers believe the biggest impact will be felt from the use of EHR data for purposes other than direct patient care: what is often called "secondary use" of data. The promise is enormous to achieve what has been called a "learning health system" for the U.S. Where is this headed in the future and what are the emerging fields and uses?

By highlighting key issues and presenting future opportunities and current realities, this session will present an overview of how this clinically meaningful electronic health information is being used to progress hospital functionality, performance, and quality of care; to improve clinical research into new medical innovations; and to translate scientific advances into useable and actionable information for patients and clinicians.

Monday, February 20, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Speaker Information:
Chuck P. Friedman, PhD, director of the health informatics program, University of Michigan School of Informatics, Ann Arbor