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National Science Foundation LHS workshop

Learning Health System (LHS) National Science Foundation Workshop

This two-day invitational workshop in 2013 engaged 45 prominent researchers and identified fundamental science and engineering research challenges to achieving a national-scale LHS.

Graphic for Learning Health Fellows Program

Applications for the Learning Health Fellows Program for PhD students are due Dec. 1 for School of Information, Dec. 15 for School of Public Health. 

Professional Education class

Educational Programs For Learners of All Levels

We offer a variety of in-person and online educational programs for medical students, residents, faculty, practitioners, and others, including courses, workshops, and a degree program.

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Clinical Simulation Center

The Clinical Simulation Center provides risk-free, hands-on educational programs. UMHS faculty and trainees use state-of-the-art simulators to learn the practice of medicine. 

Kanter Foundation LHS National Summit

Learning Health System - National Summit - April 2012

Dr. Charles Friedman chaired the planning committee for a two-day summit convened by the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation that brought together over 80 prominent individuals in health care.

Med Ed Day 2014 Keynote

This year's event included a keynote address by Dr. Olle ten Cate about Entrustable Professional Activities and coincided with an American Medical Association conference.

Learning Health Sciences

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In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). Learning, broadly defined, is a continuous process of information-directed study, reflection, and change. We are a basic science department focused on the learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe. 

The department is organized into three sub-units:

  • The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams (which may include individuals from multiple health professions);
  • The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments that model the real world of practice; and
  • The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the organizational level (which may be a single hospital or a complex institution) and by ultra-large scale systems (which may span the state, nation, or world).



January 26, 2015

Talk 2/2: Evaluating Health Information Technologies To Benefit Older Adults

Amanda Hall, PhD, will present from noon-1pm on strategies to improve Health Information Technologies (HIT).  Analyses will be presented to demonstrate how this intervention-based approach can be applied to evaluate HITs and to disseminate health knowledge, examine benefits, and promote HIT engagement among older adults. 

January 23, 2015

Talk on 1/30: Smart Individuals, Organizations, and Networks in Cancer Health Disparities: Modeling, Measuring, and Managing Knowledge Empowerment

On Friday, 1/30, from noon-1pmTimothy Carney will review knowledge-exchange capability in the U.S. cancer care and discuss the pilot-project efforts to design an enhanced health disparities informatics capacity in (1) addressing performance-based HD/HI and (2) facilitating multilevel cancer care stakeholder knowledge empowerment.  

January 23, 2015

Dr. Friedman quoted in Healthcare Informatics Magazine

Dr. Friedman was quoted in an article in Healthcare Informatics Magazine: Top Ten Tech Trends: Early Building Blocks of the Learning Health System Falling Into Place.  The article discusses how clinical data research networks are supporting the development of the Learning Health System (LHS).  The article also mentions the Department of Learning Health Science's advocacy for a LHS and the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) work with Learning Health for Michigan.