In 2010, the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care examined ways to improve the way clinical research is conducted in the 21st century. It concluded that the ideal would be a virtuous circle in which research and practice worked closer together, feeding into one another.
“Where we are ultimately headed,” the report concluded, “is to establish the notion… of a learning healthcare system. This is a system in which evidence is generated as a byproduct of providing care and actually fed back to those who are providing care so that we become more skilled and smarter over time.”
Now, as we enter the third decade of the 21st century, wireless vital signs monitoring is poised to enable this vision.Continue reading