Minnesota Learning Health System (MN-LHS)

The Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program (MN-LHS) is a K12 scholar training program that trains embedded researchers to systematically generate, apply, and translate evidence quickly within health systems to improve personalization, quality, equity, and outcomes of care and reduce waste in the health care system.

The program is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota, M Health Fairview, Mayo Clinic, Hennepin Healthcare and six other collaborating clinical sites.


Bringing innovation to health care

Research needs to move more quickly into health care practices to better serve both practitioners and patients. Watch how a field called learning health systems makes this possible. 



MN-LHS Scholar Cory Schaffhausen, PhD, a researcher at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and assistant professor at the U of M Medical School, knows that the transplantation system is deeply flawed. His work at the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, an organ data registry, led him to embark on a research and design project called "Embedding Human-Centered Design and Learning Health System Research in the Transplantation System" in which he aims to provide patients with better tools to make organ transplant decisions. Read more about how LHS gave him the tools to take on this important work.