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Learning Health Systems: Working at the Intersection of Research, Operations & Big Data

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Behavioral, Social and Systems Science Translational Research Community of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is hosting a half-day symposium, “Learning Health Systems: Working at the Intersection of Research, Operations & Big Data,” Friday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

This symposium focuses on biomedical informatics, electronic medical records, and other Big Data for improving population health and the science of implementation and learning with health systems.

Program Outline

8:30 – 9:00am         Welcome and What’s New with the BSSS TRC? – Felicia Hill Briggs, PhD & Jill Marsteller, PhD

9:00 – 9:30am         The Learning Healthcare System: An Integrated Health System and Payer Perspective – Patricia Brown, Esq.

9:30 – 10:25am       The Science Of Implementation and Learning with Health Systems – Karina Davidson, PhD

10:25 – 10:50am    Break & Poster Session

10:50 – 11:45am     Topic: Innovations in the Use of Biomedical Informatics, Electronic Medical Records, and Other Big Data for Improving Population Health – Casey Overby, PhD

11:45am – 12:00pm Conclusion

12:00 – 12:15pm     Lunch Pickup and Poster Session Cont’d

12:15 – 1:30pm       Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Workshop style breakouts following the program will allow researchers to share challenges, new ideas, and questions for which they desire feedback, mentorship, or general conversation.

Breakout #1: Dr. Karina Davidson – West Lecture Hall         

Topics include:

    • Pragmatic Trials Research in Healthcare Settings
    • Research on Healthcare Providers and Settings
    • Targeted Implementation Science to Achieve Healthcare Goals


Breakout #2: Dr. Casey Overby – Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium

Topics include:

    • Leveraging Electronic Health Records Data to Improve Research in Priority Conditions
    • Use of Data for Longitudinal Analyses of Health Behavior and Social Factors in Health Outcomes
    • Use of Electronic Health Records Data to Examine Disparities in Healthcare and Outcomes

Breakfast and lunch are provided and attendees have an opportunity to join poster and breakout sessions.  To register, visit https://learninghealthsystemsmay5.eventbrite.com and be sure to indicate the activities in which you plan to participate.

To view the agenda, download the event flyer. For questions and/or to receive information about similar events, contact Alexander Ward at award43@jhmi.edu.

Webcast: https://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/fd5e1528f7fd42379b438de996805a5e1d

The Translational Research Communities are a program under the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, supported by a National Institutes of Health (NHI) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).


May 5, 2017
8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium