COVID-19 highlighted some of major shortcomings of our health care system, e.g. the slow pace for change and adoption of innovations, losing track of patients, working in silo’s, etc. Confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic, health care organisations had to learn as quickly and efficiently as possible and to put these learnings into actions (closed loop learning). Now that the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is passing, the uncertainty remains in the new normal and the need for learning “is universal and remains essential”. What can we learn from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and how do we incorporate these learnings in the healthcare system of tomorrow?