National LHS Summit 2012


The Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation (KFF) convened a two-day Learning Health System (LHS) Summit on May 17-18, 2012 where over 80 prominent individuals representing organizations and stakeholders across the health care and health IT communities gathered at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

May 17


Introductory Panel Discussions
Objective: Reinforce the importance of the LHS and establish the organizational character of the LHS.

Breakout Group Discussions
Objective: Deepen our understanding of Learning Health System.
Principles: and identify points of concern for further discussion.

LHS Governance Presentation
Information Governance in the UK: Implications for the US Learning Health System (Harry Cayton)

Reception and Dinner
Information May Save a Life in Your Family (“e-Patient Dave” deBronkart)

May 18

Breakout Group Discussions
Objective: To arrive at a recommended modification of each principle based on the expressed concerns.

Group Reports and Plenary Discussion
Objective: To establish general consensus around each principle as modified, making further modifications as necessary.

Panel: A Working LHS
Objective: To explore operational aspects of the LHS, connecting to the “Operational and Design Implications” in the Principles document.

Closing Session
Objective: Propose and obtain reactions to a specific plan for post-Summit activity

  • Plan for endorsement of the LHS Principles
  • Plan to create an “LHS Community”