Table 3.

Policy suggestions to support a continuous learning healthcare system

•Support “meaningful use” programs
•Accelerate the incorporation of research parameters into meaningful use guidelines for electronic health records
•Incentivize the consistent collection of outcomes data in standards-based form
•Develop a policy framework that supports the accessibility of clinical data for researchers and incentivizes data sharing
•Incentivize standards-based data collection and data exchange capabilities in research
•Enforce current provisions that mandate the sharing of data from government-funded research in a timely way