To improve health care in the United States, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has advanced the “learning health care system”—a place where “each patient-care experience naturally reflects the best available evidence, and, in turn, adds seamlessly to learning what works best in different circumstances.”1,2
With increasingly more data being digitally collected in every health care encounter, prospects improve for the integration of clinical care and research. Routinely collected data “provide great potential for extracting useful knowledge to achieve the ‘triple aim’ in health care—better care for individuals, better care for all, and greater value for dollars spent,” according to a recent report from the IOM's Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative (CERIC).3
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