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Making Learning Healthcare Systems More Patient-Centered

Thank you for attending Making Learning Healthcare Systems More Patient-Centered, a half-day conference sponsored by The PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

About the Event:

Conference audience seated in lecture hall.The Making Learning Healthcare Systems More Patient-Centered conference held on May 31, 2019, was well attended by more than 100 researchers, patients, community members, and other stakeholders. This half-day conference allowed community members and researchers from the across the nation to come together and discuss the work that is being done in the field of patient centered outcomes research (PCOR). Attendees had the chance to network and hear from 11 submitted poster abstracts at the start of the day, followed by three workshop sessions. Each session hosted multiple researcher and patient advisor pairs from different health and research institutions.

The goal of this conference was to analyze emerging trends to shape how patients, caregivers, community members, and other stakeholders conduct patient-centric research in community-based settings and health care systems.

“We want to move forward this idea of how patients can inform the learning healthcare system,” says C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) at the School of Pharmacy and executive director of The PATIENTS Program, one of the programs established by AHRQ’s five-year infrastructure development grants. “When AHRQ awarded this funding, it also set up a network to help our institutions learn from each other. We are very grateful to have this opportunity to share what we have learned today, and we hope to continue sharing this information across the country and around the world, so that every health care system can benefit.”

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Funding for this conference was made possible in part by (1R13HS026092-01) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.