Learning Health System Collaboratory

LHS Collaboratory

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

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.

Project Teams

In addition to convening monthly research seminars, the LHS Collaboratory initially spawned four interdisciplinary, campus-wide workgroups which were formed around specific aspects of the learning health system:  1) Ethical, Legal and Social Implications, 2) Sociotechnical Infrastructure, 3) Organizations and Business Models, and 4) Implementation and Process.  A fifth group was also formed to focus on pursuing funding opportunities that could span activity occurring across workgroups.

All but the funding workgroup have since been restructured into project teams which are designed to allow interested individuals to come together around real-world challenges that put the Learning Cycle into action to prevent or treat specific health issues. 

Below is a brief description of the current project teams: 

  • Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by Continuous Learning System Approaches:  Building upon robust surveillance systems that already exist and a foundation of work that is already underway, this project team will be focused on prediction analytics to generate individual, health system, and population level (geospatial) risk profiles, beginning with kidney disease. Based on the risk profiles, the project team will design & implement tailored messaging to each of these levels to raise awareness and motivate behavior change to prevent or mitigate kidney disease.  This project team is also engaged in planning a prospective 2020 international conference on NCD prevention.  Sign up

     More Information: 

     April 24, 2018 LHS Collaboratory Seminar Series:  Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by Continuous Learning System Approaches

     February 20, 2018 LHS Collaboratory Seminar Series:  Surveillance and Prevention of NCDs : Applying LHS Principles to Kidney Disease

  • Developing a Community-Based Learning Health System: This project team proposes to develop, implement and evaluate a behavioral health Learning Cycle specifically focused on coordination of care and access to services.  In addition, this project team plans to launch an investigative, exploratory effort to identify and connect with others who are also working on similar Community LHS initiatives.  Sign up 

     More information:

     March 20, 2018 LHS Collaboratory Seminar Series:   Developing a Community-Based Learning Health System

     February 20, 2018 LHS Collaboratory Seminar Series:  Developing a Community-Based Learning Health System

  • Funding: This team actively seeks and assesses prospective grant opportunities and communicates them to the other Collaboratory project teams.  Sign up

Please continue to check this page for periodic project team updates. If you would like to participate in a project group, 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.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Palmer Commons
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Michigan League, Henderson Room 
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018, Palmer Commons
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Palmer Commons
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Palmer Commons
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Palmer Commons
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, Palmer Commons 

Archive of previous Collaboratory events.  

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


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