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 healthcare system.

The program is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota, M Health Fairview, Mayo Clinic, Hennepin Healthcare and six other collaborating clinical sites. The MN-LHS K12 scholar training program is one of 11 institutions funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


Bringing innovation to health care

Research needs to move more quickly into healthcare 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.