At this week’s National Human Genome Research Institute meeting on “genomic learning healthcare systems,” an Intermountain Healthcare executive described the link between value-based care and precision medicine.
Howard McLeod, PharmD, executive clinical director of precision health for Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, initially spoke about the learning health system approach at Intermountain.
McLeod said that for a learning health system to develop, an institution has to want to learn and iterate and improve. “That’s one of the big keys. And the second, there’s a big difference between employee positions and affiliate positions,” he said. “And we’ve seen even within Intermountain, the learning happens differently, depending on the engagement with the institution.”