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Recently, I have been reading about Learning Healthcare Systems.  A very recent Incidental Economist post described this concept.  In addition, a piece in JAMA a year ago described the transformation to this as separate from the “usual” tripartite mission of research, clinical care and education.  CME and CPD offices can facilitate learning by engaging faculty in adopting this term and supporting expansion of a positive educational climate.

How best can learning health systems flourish?  In medical schools affiliated with health systems?  What about community hospitals who traditionally have supported education in the form of training residents?  I am curious what the CME and CPD communities think of this, and how they can work with others in their systems to support learning needs.  Feel free to comment.