AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has listed criteria for a Learning Health System.

Criteria for a learning health system:

(1) leaders who are committed to a culture of continuous learning and improvement

(2) evidence is gathered systematically and applied in real-time to guide care

(3) IT methods are employed to share new evidence with clinicians to improve decision-making

(4) patients are included as vital members of the learning team

(5) data and care experiences are captured and analyzed to improve care

(6) continually assess outcomes, refine processes and improve training, thereby creating a feedback cycle for improvement

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