Launched 2019 … 14 years in the making.


Our History

Hive Networks is a new company based on more than a decade of research in Learning Health Networks and experience with network operations at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Hive Networks enables the spread and scale of learning health networks through a proven technology software platform along with essential expertise from Cincinnati Children’s Anderson Center and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (“IHI”). Learning Health Networks allow patients, clinicians, researchers and health system leaders to work together to drive better outcomes and lower costs. Learning Health Network also accelerate innovation by organizing stakeholders in an engaged, ready-for-research system aligned with public and private research funders’ interests.


Accelerating Improved Care.

Networks that cross system boundaries and drive improvement impact chronic, high cost conditions, but the benefits also apply to primary care, community health, and wellness.

Learning Health Networks are no longer an area of research and speculation. Early networks have shown the way to better outcomes, and Cincinnati Children’s James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence supported networks have won national patient safety and community health awards, as well as the 2016 Drucker Prize. Networks have gained broad endorsement from industry and policy leaders as the emerging organizational model for large scale improvement of the healthcare system. Important collaborative organizations like PCORnet and PEDSnet are creating critical policy and practice alignment across research hospitals, and will soon expand beyond those core institutions. This alignment allows networks to quickly cross institutional and system boundaries to spread innovation and collaborate on discovery and research.


Learning Health Networks

Solutions for Patient Safety and ImproveCareNow are examples of a new approach to healthcare delivery and improvement that has been pioneered over the last decade across a variety of clinical domains by researchers from the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence (CCHMC/AC) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This approach, called “learning health networks,” uses an “actor-oriented” network organizational model and large-scale systems improvement methods to bring together communities of people (patients, clinicians, researchers and health system leaders) and health care organizations to work towards the common purpose of better health, with appropriate cultural and systems changes to foster collaboration and transparency. Networked organizations and methods have driven improved services and customer engagement for decades in other industries and are increasingly the foundation of continuous improvement and change in the broader economy.


Benefits to Learning Health Networks

Learning Health Networks enable more people to collaborate towards a common aim. More people working together increases the identification of best practices, faster implementation, a platform for research, and even lower overall costs.