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Learning Health Systems


About Us

We seek to discover new ways to improve health; to disseminate and implement discoveries into evidence-based practices; and to enhance joy in the practice of medicine.

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, focused on the science of healthcare delivery.

Combining user-centered design methods, hypothesis-driven and data-driven research methods, we rigorously test theories, models, and methods to determine the impact of innovations on health outcomes, human (patient and healthcare professionals) experience, and affordability of healthcare.

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Improving Communication

Open & Ask

Open and Ask is a cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating three strategies for enhancing patient-centered communication.

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Open Communication

Open Communication was a pilot study to design a novel intervention with patient and healthcare team stakeholders that targeted both patients and providers to enhance patient–provider communication.

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Physician Wellness

Sponsored by the American Medical Association. Discover more about physician well-being and EHR work across specialties.

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Machine Learning

Can we train the computer to study patient-physician communication? Learn more about development of computational methods for evaluating doctor-patient communication.

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​Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
Director, Learning Health Systems

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., Mail Code 0725
Medical Teaching Facility, Room 162D
La Jolla, CA 92093​