Sustaining the digital transformation is a challenge for many health systems primarily because of a weak commitment to digital adoption and a weak culture of improvement. These obstacles can be overcome through the creation of a learning health system.
Such a system should include:
Measuring outcomes is the basis for course correction and makes it possible to scale the right measures toward continually optimizing, expanding and advancing enterprise performance.
We define a learning healthcare system, as a healthcare system that performs interventions, measures outcomes and course-corrects based on the evaluation of outcomes.
It creates iterative improvement and benefits, as well as is responsive to changes in underlying conditions or assumptions.
1) Data and Technology:
2) Organizational structures:
Implement the necessary organizational structure to create a cultural change and support the “learning health system” vision:
3) Patient Outcomes Measurements:
The more complete the patient data available the more accurate the outcomes measurements will be.
4) Correction and scale
Adjust course based on new information:
Cancer monitoring apps support the documentation of patient reported outcomes and the potential they have to improve personalized care - and perhaps even cancer survival rates. This case study investigates regulatory and organizational challenges when implementing digital apps and increasing their utilization acceptance.