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Engineering a learning healthcare system : a look at the future : workshop summary

Grossmann, Claudia, 1978-
Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care
National Academy of Engineering
Engineering a learning healthcare system : a look at the future : workshop summary / Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care ; Claudia Grossman ... [et al.] ; Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies.
Other Title(s):
Engineering a learning health care system
Learning healthcare system series
Country of Publication:
United States
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
xxiii, 313 p : ill. ; 23 cm.
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"Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system."--publisher's description.
Delivery of Health Care/standards
Evidence-Based Medicine
Health Planning*
Quality Improvement*
United States
Publication Type(s):
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available online.
Engineering a learning healthcare system -- Engaging complex systems through engineering concepts -- Healthcare system complexities, impediments, and failures -- Case studies in transformation through systems engineering -- Fostering systems change to drive continuous learning in health care -- Next steps: aligning policies with leadership opportunities.
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