FIRST PLENARY SESSION: TAKING STOCK OF THE LEARNING HEALTH CARE SYSTEM:
WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Nearly a decade ago, leaders envisioned a pathway to a learning health care system, where research is closely integrated and rapidly translated into practice by making use of electronic data that can track patients across health care providers and time. Since then, there has been substantial public and private investment to make this vision a reality. This session critically examines how far we have come and what the implications are for comparative effectiveness researchers, payers, patients, and the life sciences industry.