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Overview

In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a first-in-the-nation basic science department focused on learning, which we view as a continuous process of study and change, leading to improvement. Study converts information into knowledge, and change applies that knowledge to practice. Learning in this sense can occur at different levels of scale: individuals can learn; groups can learn; organizations can learn; and ultra-large scale systems, such as the health system of an entire nation, can learn.

The department focuses on the sciences that can make learning effective, routine, and efficient. Our research programs generate new knowledge that can enhance learning at all levels of scale; our educational programs train new researchers and appliers of the sciences of learning; our service programs help health systems become learning health systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan community, as well as the state, the nation, and the globe. 

 The department is organized into three sub-units:

 

Events

News

January 19, 2017

First Learning Health Systems journal issue now available!

The initial six articles of Learning Health Systems were compiled as the journal's first official issue on January 19, 2017.

January 18, 2017

Nancy Allee named Interprofessional Leadership Fellow

The second cohort of U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows includes Department of Learning Health Sciences joint faculty member, Nancy Allee, MLS, MPH.

December 22, 2016

UMCSC is awarded full accreditation once again

The American College of Surgeons re-accredited the UM Clinical Simulation Center for a full three-years.

December 19, 2016

Dr. Karandeep Singh's review of patient-facing health app studies is e-published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth

In his paper "Patient-Facing Mobile Apps to Treat High-Need, High-Cost Populations: A Scoping Review" in the Oct-Dec 2016 JMIR mHealth and uHealth Dr. Singh describes health apps for high-need high-cost populations in the reviewed literature are largely unavailable to the public and these reviews have a high potential for conflict of interest. 

December 14, 2016

Allen Flynn, PharmD, Wins Distinguished Service Award

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) awarded Allen Flynn, Pharm D and DLHS Research Analyst, the Distinguished Service Award in the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology on December 6th, 2016 at their 51st ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.