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Working together for a Learning Health System
Serving the Quebec health and social services network
We help institutions, organizations, decision-makers and staff working in health care, research and social services to work differently (data management, data use, change management, working in partnerships) toward a common goal: achieving a Learning Health System in Quebec, along with the quintuple aim.
What is a Learning Health System (LHS)?
It’s working in partnership and using science to improve management, care and services
- It’s measuring, analyzing, applying…and measuring again!
- From practices to data
- From data to knowledge
- From knowledge to clinical and organizational practices
For a health system to continuously improve, it must repeat the learning cycle.
Synchronous and asynchronous training, communities of practice, coaching, networking, and POR and LHS mentoring.Training
Letters of support, support for developing grant applications or POR and LHS research projects.Consultation
Use and adaptation of the Unit’s tools, support for developing new LHS tools.Tools
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Equity and inclusivity in research: co-creation of a digital platform with representatives of marginalized populations to enhance the involvement in research of people with limited literacy skills
The co-construction of the ENGAGE digital platform, a project supported by the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, was the subject of a scientific article.
Snapshot of the use of Teleconsultations
Supported by the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, Mylaine Breton, a researcher at the Université de Sherbrooke, and her team have drawn up a portrait of the level of implementation of teleconsultations in the COVID-19 context and their advantages and disadvantages compared to in-person medical visits. Read the results of an environmental scan on the use of teleconsultations in the front line and its conclusions.
Marie-Thérèse Lussier named scientific codirector of the SSA-RUISSS team Université de Montréal
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Lussier named Scientific Codirector of the SSA-RUISSS Université de Montréal team. She will co-direct her team with Mr. Mathieu Bouchard, patient partner. Her team will be composed of territorial antennas bringing together several expertises of the Unit.
18 videos to help you do participatory research
Our Capacity Building team was able to put its expertise to good use, particularly by providing advice on techno-pedagogy.
From medicine to the learning health system: the journey of Dr. Antoine Groulx
Discover the life trajectory of Dr. Antoine Groulx, Scientific Director of the Unité de soutien au système de santé apprenant du Québec. The student who became a doctor, a decision-maker, and then an ambassador, shares his awareness. Why does he want to change things? How did the patient/public/organizational partnership and the learning health system become essential for him?
5 young learning health systems leaders win new Junior 1 career fellowship
By promoting approaches based on the principles of the learning health system and patient-oriented research, this program supports qualified young researchers.
Creation guide for a composite gender score
How do you indirectly measure gender in human research? Here is a guide to creating a composite gender score.
Questionnaire for measuring human gender in research
This questionnaire measures gender identity, gender roles and sexual orientation in research.
Alexandra De Pokomandy named Scientific Codirector of the SSA-RUISSS McGill team
Dr. Alexandra De Pokomandy named Scientific Codirector of the SSA-RUISSS McGill team. She will co-lead her team with a patient partner whose nomination is imminent. Her team will be composed of territorial antennas bringing together several expertises of the Unit.
Innovative synergy between Québec universities and their research teams: the unité de soutien SSA Québec is recruiting
the Unit ensures that Québec experts are brought together in teams to support research in learning health systems (LHS) in each of the territories attached to the Centres hospitaliers universitaires du Québec (CHU) associated with the universities of McGill, Montréal, Laval and Sherbrooke, namely the RUISSS.
Find out what's a learning health system in 60 seconds
Discover the concept of a learning health system by watching this short animated video. You’ll understand its foundations, objectives and purpose.
What is the value of patient-reported outcomes and experience measures for clinical practice?
How do you capture the patient’s perspective? Marie-Eve Poitras and Sara Ahmed explain it to us.
Do you know the patient partner community "expériences"?
Discover it in video. It is a unique initiative.
More citizen engagement on the territory of the Université Laval RUISSS
The Community of Practice supports teams who wish to engage citizens, patients or caregivers in their projects or governance. It also offers training on patient partnership.
5 winners of the Learning Health System Poster Competition
Learn about the 5 winners and watch the nominees’ videos to discover exciting topics related to the Quadruple Aim and the Learning Health System.
"Building Québec's Learning Health System Together" summit: A Shift to Partnership and Continuous Improvement
On March 24, 2022, the Unité de soutien au système de santé apprenant (SSA) Québec held the summit “Building Québec’s Learning Health System Together”. The population and key members of our health and social services network were at the same event to build the future. This gathering was an opportunity to initiate a real shift towards partnership and continuous improvement of our health system.
Quebecers believe that the well-being of health care teams and science should guide health care decisions above all else
Between February 18 and 20, 2022, the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, with the expertise of the firm Léger, administered a survey designed to question the population of Québec regarding the improvement of the health system and the sharing of their medical information
Expériences Magazine: living with illness and care
Discover the issues of Experiences magazine, published by the community of patient partners of the same name.