Available Until 11/16/2025

The Learning Health (Record) System

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology 

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-22-169-H04-P
Release Date: Nov 16, 2022 
Expiration Date: Nov 16, 2025 
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEU)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

A Learning Health System (LHS) can be defined as an environment in which knowledge generation processes are embedded into daily clinical practice in order to continually improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of healthcare delivery.  While still largely an aspirational goal, the promise of the LHS is a future in which every patient encounter is an opportunity to learn and improve that patient’s care, as well as the care their family and broader community receives.    The foundation for building such an LHS can and should be the Electronic Health Record (EHR), which provides the basis for the comprehensive instrumentation and measurement of healthcare services, as well as a means of delivering new evidence at the patient- and population levels.  While much has been written about the challenges associated with the use of current EHRs, the promise of these technology platforms remains vast and mostly under-realized.  In this presentation, we will explore the ways Biomedical Data Science and Informatics research are helping to realize the potential of EHR technologies in the context of creating an LHS, from the optimization of workflow and human factors, to the generation of reproducible and systematic clinical phenotypes, to the delivery of emergent knowledge to both providers and patients via advanced clinical decision support systems. 


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists  looking to indentify ways in which the Electronic Health Record (EHR) can be structured and designed to advance the well being of both patients and health care workers. It is important for students, who may work in these environments now or in the future, to also understand EHR structure, design, and capabilities. 

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to… 

1. Describe processes, activities, and technology platforms that are foundational to the structure and function of a learning health system. 

2. Identify how the learning health system can enable improvements in the quality, safety, outcomes, and value of care delivery. 

3. Recall ways in which a learning health system can support the well-being of patients and providers both in the conventional care delivery environment, as well as in the community and non-clinical settings. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Engineering, Director, Associate Dean- Health Information and Data Science, Data Scientist
Washington University, Institute for Informatics
St. Louis, MO

John R. Siejak PharmD, CPHIMS
Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
Kaleida Health
Buffalo, NY

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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