Volume 2, Issue 2 (2014) Sustaining the Effective Use of Health Care Data

A Message from the Guest Editor

Over the last few years, investment from care organizations, research institutes, and a significant one-time investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has created new infrastructure that leverages the use of electronic health data (particularly from electronic health records) to build “learning systems”. Developing sustainable business models to support ongoing maintenance and growth of these types of networks is now one of the most critical goals for these transformative projects. Concrete case examples of business models, lessons learned, and original research are needed to facilitate a broader conversation of promising practices.

This special issue shares the experiences and perspectives of a range of project leaders and stakeholders, and present ways decision makers can apply lessons learned to improve project sustainability.

Read the Guest Editor's Commentary


Learning Health System


Sustaining Research Networks: the Twenty-Year Experience of the HMO Research Network
John F. Steiner, Andrea R. Paolino, Ella E. Thompson, and Eric B. Larson
Jun 2014, Vol. 2, Iss. 2


Achieving and Sustaining Automated Health Data Linkages for Learning Systems: Barriers and Solutions
Erik G. Van Eaton, Allison B. Devlin, Emily Beth Devine, David R. Flum, and Peter Tarczy-Hornoch
Jul 2014, Vol. 2, Iss. 2


The DARTNet Institute: Seeking a Sustainable Support Mechanism for Electronic Data Enabled Research Networks
Wilson D. Pace, Chet Fox, Turner White, Deborah Graham, Lisa M. Schilling, and David R. West PhD
Sep 2014, Vol. 2, Iss. 2


Sustainability Considerations for Health Research and Analytic Data Infrastructures
Adam Wilcox, Gurvaneet Randhawa, Peter Embi, Hui Cao, and Gil Kuperman
Sep 2014, Vol. 2, Iss. 2


Sustaining the Effective Use of Health Care Data: A Message from the Editors
Adam Wilcox and Erin Holve
Sep 2014, Vol. 2, Iss. 2


Dr. Adam Wilcox
Adam Wilcox, PhD
Medical Informatics Director
Intermountain Healthcare