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Advances in computing technology, big data analytics, and electronic medical records have dramatically progressed over the past decade. Both the will and the necessary data now exist to treat the entire US health care system as a true learning system. However, like so many hollow claims of huge impact, this potential will never be realized without nuanced attention to potential obstacles and necessary actions for using our rapidly accumulating big data to actually improve health.1
Myers SR, Carr BG, Branas CC. Uniting Big Health Data for a National Learning Health System in the United States. JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 10, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2719