Posted on |

The following seminar is hosted by the Telfer Health Transformation Exchange and Learning Health Systems Modeling Laboratory.

There is a well-known delay between successful research results that demonstrate better clinical outcomes and their application in practice. Coupling research, care delivery, and knowledge transfer activities within ongoing learning cycles – known as learning health systems (LHS) – could address this gap. This seminar will present essential elements for the successful clinical implementation of LHS, using examples where technological and analytical opportunities are being exploited while being mindful of ethical, legal and social aspects. Drawing from a recent project on mortality prediction for hospitalized patients, Dr. Éthier will illustrate how framing such initiatives as research projects vs. learning cycles impacts their clinical utility and patient results. Clinicians, researchers and managers will be stimulated to advocate for elements of this approach in their environment.

The speaker for this event Dr. Jean-François Éthier, Scientific Co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS),  Attending Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), and a leader for the technological development of the Health Data Research Network.

Following Dr. Éthier’s talk will be a panel discussion and a Q&A.  


Dr. Wojtek Michalowski, Emeritis Professor, Telfer


Dr. Jean-François Éthier, Scientific Co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS)

Dr. Lysanne Lessard, Associate Professor, Telfer

Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC

Dr. Michael Fung-Kee-Fung, MBBS, FRCSC, MBA

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available with an opportunity to socialize.

There is no cost to attend this seminar. This event will be a great networking opportunity for professionals and researchers interested in learning more about LHS. Members of the THTex are encouraged to attend.

Date: April 13, 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Telfer School of Management, DMS 4101

For more details and/or to register, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>