Strategic direction is required to build a Learning Health System. A culture of learning and innovation will ensure that individuals are motivated to participate, while a scientific approach to implementation will increase the likelihood of success. Individuals and organisations will have to change their behaviour in ways that may not come naturally. All stakeholders must have a hand in designing a system that will change the way they work or are treated. The system must be continually evaluated, and its maturity understood.
This section offers advice on how these objectives can be achieved.