The Learning Healthcare System and Cardiovascular Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Journal Article (Review)

The learning healthcare system uses health information technology and the health data infrastructure to apply scientific evidence at the point of clinical care while simultaneously collecting insights from that care to promote innovation in optimal healthcare delivery and to fuel new scientific discovery. To achieve these goals, the learning healthcare system requires systematic redesign of the current healthcare system, focusing on 4 major domains: science and informatics, patient-clinician partnerships, incentives, and development of a continuous learning culture. This scientific statement provides an overview of how these learning healthcare system domains can be realized in cardiovascular disease care. Current cardiovascular disease care innovations in informatics, data uses, patient engagement, continuous learning culture, and incentives are profiled. In addition, recommendations for next steps for the development of a learning healthcare system in cardiovascular care are presented.

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Cited Authors

  • Maddox, TM; Albert, NM; Borden, WB; Curtis, LH; Ferguson, TB; Kao, DP; Marcus, GM; Peterson, ED; Redberg, R; Rumsfeld, JS; Shah, ND; Tcheng, JE; American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; and Stroke Council,

Published Date

  • April 4, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 14

Start / End Page

  • e826 - e857

PubMed ID

  • 28254835

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28254835

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000480


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States