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Learning Health Systems Modeling Laboratory

Better Systems, from the ground up.

Our healthcare system, long a source of national pride, is in need of a serious transformation. From the inefficiencies exposed due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, to longstanding challenges that have been pushed aside for far too long, there is no shortage of issues in need of remedy. That’s where we come in.

The Learning Health Systems Modeling Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind research initiative that is entirely dedicated to helping Canada’s healthcare system make the transitions that are required for it to realize its true potential. The Learning Health Systems Modeling Lab is one of the research and training initiatives of the Health Systems Innovation Network, a dynamic group of health system management researchers, trainees and collaborators at the Telfer School of Management.

Building Learning Health Systems: Better Value, Less Cost

Learning Health Systems (LHS) integrate large datasets to generate knowledge and innovations that can truly change health care access, processes, and delivery, while evaluating the impacts of these changes for ongoing learning and improvement. The scope of an LHS is much broader than just technical innovation, as it seeks to align the social, political, legal, and ethical elements of a healthcare system as a whole.

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Our mission is to create tools, knowledge, and models that support and advance the development and implementation of LHS across the Canadian healthcare system. Our tightly defined pursuit of this goal means that we fulfill a unique niche in the current research landscape.

Our vision is a world where decision-makers in the healthcare system are empowered with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully implement LHS. We believe it is through this work that Canadian healthcare can reach its true potential. Challenges to care access, siloed care delivery, resource shortages, and an inability to uptake innovations – all can be alleviated when we change the way we organize our health system.

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Find out more about our initiatives and research by visiting the Telfer Knowledge Hub

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