Learning Health System Collaboratory

LHS Collaboratory

 Partners: Institute for Healthcare Policy & InnovationUniversity of Michigan Office of Research, and Department of Learning Health Sciences

Register for the next LHS Collaboratory on February 20, 2018:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Palmer Commons

About the Collaboratory

The University of Michigan’s Department of Learning Health Sciences partners with the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and the Office of Research to convene the LHS Collaboratory: a hub for advancing interdisciplinary research and development of learning health systems at the University of Michigan.

Through collaboration, we are strengthening U-M’s opportunities for federal funding along with attracting foundations and donors for additional opportunities.

The LHS Collaboratory’s approach to improving individual and population health will make U-M a leader in the national and international movements to achieve learning health systems at organizational, regional, and national scales.


Interdisciplinary, campus-wide workgroups have been created as an integral part of the LHS Collaboratory. A brief description of each workgroup is listed below:

  • Sociotechnical Infrastructure: This workgroup develops and implements interdisciplinary initiatives related to the technology infrastructure organization and the roles played by the public, the government, and health care organizations in learning health systems.
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Policy: This workgroup develops and implements interdisciplinary initiatives related to the ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems.
  • Large Scale Funding: This workgroup identifies promising large LHS grant opportunities and communicates them to the other Collaboratory workgroups
  • Organizations and Business Models: This workgroup develops and implements interdisciplinary learning health systems initiatives related to organizational frameworks and the context, processes and rationale of how an organization creates and delivers value.
  • Implementation and Process: This workgroup develops and implements interdisciplinary learning health systems initiatives related to the process and execution of a plan, design, idea, standard or policy related to building learning health systems.

If you would like to participate in a workgroup or attend an upcoming event, please contact LHScollaboratory-info@umich.edu for more information.

Upcoming Events

All events are 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Palmer Commons unless otherwise specified. Registration is requested.

Event archive:

  • January 16, 2018: Computable Biomedical Knowledge for a Learning Health System, Speakers: Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD, FACMI, Director of Research and Training, Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS, Director Children's Health Services Research, Indiana University 
  • December 15, 2017: Creating a Learning Health System: Translating Research into the Standard of Care, Speaker: William D. Smoyer, MD, Director of Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • November 7, 2017: Foundation Funding at Michigan: Trends and Resources for Learning Health System Initiatives, Joesph M. Piffaretti, Senior Director, Corporate and Foundations Relations,U-M Medical School
  • October 5, 2017: CancerLinQ: A learning health information network for quality, Allen Lichter, MD, FASCO, former Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and former Dean of the U-M Medical School

For more information, please contact: LHScollaboratory-info@umich.edu


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