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Telfer Forum - Learning Health Systems: Facilitating Health Care Innovation and Integration

Health care leaders and professionals have been working to make the health care system more agile and integrated. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exposed and accelerated the need for this transformation. Learning health systems align science, informatics, incentives and culture for continuous improvement and innovation. They allow health care organizations to share best practices and integrate new knowledge seamlessly.

On May 26, health system researchers and health care practitioners discussed the benefits and challenges of learning health systems. Lysanne Lessard (Telfer School of Management), Wojtek Michalowski (Telfer School of Management), Michael Fung-Kee-Fung (University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital), and Peter Liu (University of Ottawa Heart Institute) also explained how researchers and practitioners can collaborate to implement this framework in Canadian health care organizations.

Would you like to learn more about learning health systems? Watch the event highlights now:


The Telfer Forum is a series of public events designed to connect thought leaders from the Telfer School of Management with the community. In these engaging conversations, academics and leading experts in the public and private sectors share their knowledge, to support organizations tackling our most pressing challenges. Learn more about our past Telfer Forums.