HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL
February 19-23, 2017
Through the efforts of many, the person-centered Learning Health System (LHS) disruptively transformative vision for health has itself transformed from an idea that once seemed impossible, to an international imperative, to a future culture of health that is growing increasingly inevitable. In his exit interview at the dawn of a new Presidential administration, National Coordinator Vindell Washington boldly stated that, "the learning health system is the next horizon for all of healthcare", transcending politics and engaging stakeholders at every point on the compass. The Learning Health Community, an international multi-stakeholder grassroots movement working to realize the promise of this vision, is pleased to present "The Path Forward to a Learning Health Community". This session will survey progress to date and illuminate a path forward to working together to give the gift of health to current and future generations across our nation and around the world.