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Below you will find examples of the implementation of the learning healthcare system.  We will continue to update this list as our project continues, so please come back again soon.

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Site visit to Geisinger Health System

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Author Dr Tom Foley, Dr Fergus Fairmichael

BackgroundGeisinger Health System (GHS) is an integrated health services organization. GHS serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania. GHS is c

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IBM Watson Site Visit

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Author Dr Tom Foley, Dr Fergus Fairmichael

BackgroundDr Eric BrownDr Eric Brown is Director of Watson Technologies at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY. Eric is currently working on the DeepQA project, advancing the state-of-the-art in a

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AbstractThe use of electronic medical record data linked to biological specimens in health care settings is expected to enable cost-effective and rapid genomic analyses. Here, we present a model that

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ABSTRACTBackground: The Health Quality Measures Format (HQMF) is a Health Level 7 (HL7) standard for expressing computable Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs). Creating tools to process HQMF queries in c

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AbstractPURPOSE: The learning health care system refers to the cycle of turning healthcare data into knowledge, translating that knowledge into practice, and creating new data by means of advanced inf

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Pediatricians facing critical clinical decisions often lack data on which to draw. The authors recently put their institution's electronic medical record to unusual use to inform a dec

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BackgroundThere are different approaches for repurposing clinical data collected in the Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) for use in clinical research. Semantic integration of siloedŁ app

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Clinicians and health systems are facing widespread challenges, including changes in care delivery, escalating health care costs, and the need to keep up with rapid scientific discovery. Reorganiz

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Widespread sharing of data from electronic health records and patient-reported outcomes can strengthen the national capacity for conducting cost-effective clinical trials and allow researc

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Objectives To describe the IMI EHR4CR project which is designing and developing, and aims to demonstrate, a scalable, widely acceptable and efficient approach to interoperability betw

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Objective Understanding population-level health trends is essential to effectively monitor and improve public health. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Tec

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We describe the architecture of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System (SCILHS, http://www.S

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Results of medical research studies are often contradictory or cannot be reproduced. One reason is that there may not be enough patient subjects available for observation for a long enough

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OBJECTIVE:The Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technologies (SMART) Platforms project seeks to develop a health information technology platform with substitutable applications

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OBJECTIVES: To determine whether observational studies that use an electronic medical record database can provide valid results of therapeutic effectiveness and to develop new methods to e

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Please watch Professor Brendan Delaney discussing the TRANSFoRm Project and the challenges it has encountered by clicking on the thumbnail.The TRANSFoRm project aims to develop the technology to enabl

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Please watch the video of Professor John Fox discussing OpenClinical at out workshop in London on 5 March 2015 by clicking on the thumbnail.OpenClinical was established in 2001 to support clinical kno

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