Leveraging an informatics infrastructure that our investigators have developed over the past 15 years, the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is working across 13 healthcare centers throughout the U.S. to develop the Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Health System (SCILHS, pronounced “skills”). An open-source platform, the system covers more than 8 million patients and enables clinician and patient participation in research.
We are one of 11 Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to build PCORnet, the national Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet also includes 18 Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs).
The work of the SCILHS team is conducted according to the Core Values of the Learning Health Community (learn more…).