Dr Lewis G. Sandy Explains the Learning Healthcare System

The US health industry is in the midst of a transformation to a value-outcome system, which is good for a learning health system, explained Lewis G. Sandy, MD, FACP, senior vice president of clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group.

senior vice president of clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group

The US health industry is in the midst of a transformation to a value-outcome system, which is good for a learning health system, explained Lewis G. Sandy, MD, FACP, .

The topics of the learning health system, which uses information that comes out of clinical care and can use it to improve the care of patients, was the first plenary session at the ISPOR 20th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

"We clearly need a culture change in healthcare generally to focus on patient outcomes and value, and the learning health system is part of that," Dr Sandy said.