The Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine held a workshop on the Learning Healthcare System on April 29-30, 2008. This workshop was a collaboration between the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering. The meeting discussed how system design and information technology must be structured to assure application of the best evidence, continuous learning, and research insights as a natural by-product of the care process.
On July 30-31, 2008, the IOM Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine convened a workshop entitled Learning What Works: Infrastructure Required to Learn Which Care is Best. The goal of the workshop was to clarify the elements and nature of the needed capacity, solicit quantitative and qualitative assessments of the needs, and characterize them in a fashion that will facilitate engagement of the issues by policymakers.
To facilitate public discussion of the value proposition in health care, and how it can be advanced, the Roundtable convened a workshop on November 17-18, 2008, entitled Value in Health Care: Accounting for Cost, Quality, Safety, Outcomes and Innovation. The meeting explored the approaches to assessing and improving value, including case studies of tools that are currently being used to increase value, as well as both near-term and long-term approaches to align the system to better promote value.
The Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine convened three meetings to consider inefficiency in the health care system, methods to improve efficiency within the control of the health care system, and public policies that would mobilize these methods. The first meeting was held on May 21-22, 2009 at the Keck Center of the National Academies.
Strategies that Work is the second meeting in the Roundtable’s three-part workshop series, The Healthcare Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes. Based on the incongruency of health costs and health outcomes in the United States, the series is exploring how U.S. per capita health spending might be lowered by 10% within 10 years. The meeting was convened on July 16-17, 2009.
The Policy Agenda is the final meeting in the Roundtable’s three-part workshop series, The Healthcare Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes. The series is exploring how U.S. per capita health spending might be lowered by 10% within 10 years. The final meeting was convened on September 9-10, 2009.
The Learning Healthcare System in 2010 and Beyond: Understanding, engaging, and communicating the possibilities was held on April 1 and 2, 2010. The meeting looked back on progress toward the learning healthcare system; explore the integral links among the three key aims of care delivered—science-driven, patient-centered, and value-enhancing; and identify priorities, policy levers and public engagement strategies necessary for advancement.
A workshop on The Learning Healthcare System in 2010 and Beyond was held on April 1 and 2, 2010. The workshop focused on progress toward the learning healthcare system and identifying priorities, policy levers and public engagement strategies necessary for advancement.