Mind the Gap: Putting Evidence into Practice in the Era of Learning Health Systems


Due to the increasing amount of available published evidence and the continual need to apply and update evidence in practice, we propose a shift in the way evidence generated by learning health systems can be integrated into more traditional evidence reviews. This paper discusses two main mechanisms to close the evidence-to-practice gap: (1) integrating Learning Health System (LHS) results with existing systematic review evidence and (2) providing this combined evidence in a standardized, computable data format. We believe these efforts will better inform practice, thereby improving individual and population health.

Guise, JM., Savitz, L.A. & Friedman, C.P. J GEN INTERN MED (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4633-1
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