In a learning healthcare system, data are continuously collected, shared, analyzed, and used to propel the clinical care, research, and educational missions of an enterprise. The optimization of patient service, by both enhancing the quality and safety of clinical care and developing new advances to further the science driving improvements in patient outcomes, lies at the core of UAB’s vision of a learning healthcare system.

The learning healthcare system relies heavily on the effective collection, analysis, and use of data and the transformation of data to information and insight that strengthens our patient care, research, and education.

The knowledge necessary to control cost, to manage the health of patient populations, to improve in-hospital care through the reduction of errors and variations in clinical practice, is a direct result of an institution’s data and analytics infrastructure.

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