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).
LHS Use Case: Transplantation System
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.
- COVID-19 clinical trial from KLS scholar Carolyn Bramante suggests effective treatment
CTSI KL2 scholar Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH, led the nation’s first study on whether metformin, fluvoxamine, and ivermectin, or their combinations could serve as possible treatments to prevent ER visits or hospitalization, as well as Long-COVID.
Elliot Arsoniadis and Thomas Byrd join MN-LHS program
The Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program (MN-LHS) is excited to welcome a new cohort of scholars to join the program in September, 2022. The new scholars are funded by the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
- Dr. Warren McKinney appointed Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute VP for Equity in Research
The VP for Equity in Research is a new position at HHRI created to help Hennepin Healthcare and HHRI best meet their shared goal of improving equity in research by investing in a coordinated approach to reduce barriers and facilitate health equity research by engaging with minority communities in a more in-depth manner.
- Minnesota Physician features article on MN-LHS program and learning health systems
The February 2020 issue Minnesota Physician features a cover story on learning health systems and the Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development (MN-LHS) program.