Key characteristics of a health system that can learn include:
- Every patient’s characteristics and experience are available for study
- Best practice knowledge is immediately available to support decisions
- Improvement is continuous through ongoing study (closed loop)Inquiry happens routinely and economically
- Curiosity and inquiry is valued and embedded in organizational culture
Clinical information system (CIS) facilitated clinical improvement emulates continuous quality improvement lifecycles. Today’s internal and external evidence generates tomorrow’s ideas which are then critically examined to evaluate the impact of the change and stimulate ideas for further clinical improvement. A simple clinical improvement lifecycle can help guide Connect Care planning for in-system inquiry.