Learning Healthcare System RCTs

DEB First Friday Seminar
MH-1400

Spearker: Mark J. Pletcher, MD MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

Title:  Learning Healthcare System RCTs

Summary:  Modern electric health record systems enable new types of research, including "embedded" randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions delivered by the EHR system itself.  We will discuss the mechanics, ethics, and methodological issues that these RCTs raise, and how we might approach the National Academy of Medicine's vision of a Learning Healthcare System that gains knowledge from every care delivery experience.