The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) requested comments the challenges and opportunities presented by learning health systems, which the National Academy of Medicine defines as a system “designed to generate and apply the best evidence for the collaborative healthcare choices of each patient and provider; to drive the process of discovery as a natural outgrowth of patient care; and to ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.” As AHRQ works to advance the development of learning health systems, it should prioritize eliminating data poverty to increase the effectiveness of the systems as a whole and ensure that all communities can reap the benefits.
Comments to AHRQ on Learning Health Systems
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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